J. Kim Wright

Biography

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My vision is a world at peace where conflicts are resolved through authentic communication and an exploration of how to meet the needs of all.

Kim’s mission: To transform the legal profession: to have lawyers see themselves as peacemakers,  problem-solvers, and healers of conflicts, being evolutionary change agents and leaders of transformation with their clients and communities. To help everyone view conflict as an opportunity for transformation and a foundation upon which stronger relationships can be built.

Kim’s values: Compassion.  Transformation. Integrity (Alignment and Accountability).  Courage. The mystery of the Universe.  Celebrating synchronicity.

Upon graduating from the University of Florida College of Law with a Juris Doctorate, Kim was first sworn into the [Georgia] Bar in 1989.  Since 1994, she has been a member of the Bar in the US State of North Carolina.

Kim’s career has been focused on humanistic, relational approaches in law. From collaborative divorce practice to restorative justice to values-based contracts (and many others), she has practiced, pioneered, and promoted innovative models and ideas.  These approaches have collectively come to be known as Integrative Law.

Kim is a coach, consultant, and leader and the author of two of the foundational books for the global Integrative Law movement.  (Both books were published by the American Bar Association.) She was named as one of the first ABA’s Legal Rebels, “finding new ways to practice law, represent their clients, adjudicate cases and train the next generation of lawyers.”

Kim has trained hundreds of lawyers, law students, and other legal professionals on five continents.  Her most popular training is Conscious (Values-Based) Contracts.  She maintains a limited legal consulting practice, working with companies and organizations on developing values-based legal documents and policies.

Kim is the founder (or co-founder) of numerous organizations and have developed several websites. Currently she is the co-founder and co-chair of the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section’s Task Force on Relational Practice and she is responsible for the conception and creation of the task force’s inaugural Telesummit and a team leader in the Forrest Webb Network.

Kim is a regular contributor to several periodicals including Enlivening Edge and Conscious Company Magazines and a frequent writer for several American Bar Association publications and The Conscious Lawyer (UK) Magazine.

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