Lawyers are trained to break the law

These novel times are reminding us of the value of real human connection. 

Virginia Warren, aka The Zen Lawyer, is a Lawyer and qualified Yoga Instructor who considers that the legal system is broken. She asserts that current lawyer training, which supports a ‘win-lose’ model, is failing humanity. This model, she jokes, should really be referred to as a ‘lose-lose’ model, as it separates families and divides communities. Virginia believes that if lawyers were trained as ‘first responders’ to legal conflicts, law could be used as a healing modality for the benefit of all … and that’s a win-win! Virginia Warren aka ‘The Zen Lawyer’ is a partner in a law firm on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Thanks to the leopard print shoes of destiny, she also found herself accidently wearing the label of yoga instructor. In a quest to rebrand the legal profession as lovable, she authored the book "Let's Kill Kiss All The Lawyers! … said, no-one ever". This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. 

SOURCE: Lawyers Are Trained To Break the Law! | Virginia Warren | TEDxDocklands. TEDx Talks. Published on March 26, 2020.