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Jul 13, 2022

In this podcast in the Future 50 Series of the CLI Legalpreneurs Spotlight, we chatted with Heidi K. Brown about her new book, The Flourishing Lawyer - A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Performance and Well-Being (2022).

Heidi has been exploring the lawyer psyche for a number of years. What distinguishes Heidi’s work in this area is its multidisciplinary approach and that it draws from lessons learned from other industries like the world of elite sports professionals. It’s also personal. It’s part of Heidi’s lived experience as a former practising lawyer and now working with lawyers of the future in her roles as Professor of Law and the Director of Legal Writing at Brooklyn Law School in the US.

A clear theme runs through Heidi’s work – the importance of empathy, curiosity, positivity and a commitment to challenging what it means to be a lawyer and changing mindsets about what lawyering is or could be now and in the future. The Flourishing Lawyer is the third in a trilogy of exploration. It started with The Introverted Lawyer: A Seven-Step Journey Toward Authentically Empowered Advocacy (2017), then to Untangling Fear in Lawyering: A Four-Step Journey Toward Powerful Advocacy (2019) and now to The Flourishing Lawyer – and it’s clear, thankfully, that this is not the end!

If you would prefer to watch rather than listen to this podcast, you’ll find the video here.

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In the Future 50 Series, we’re chatting with legalpreneurs who, through their ideas and actions, are challenging and transforming legal BAU all around the world.

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