Advocating for Your Client as a Heart-Centered Attorney

advocacy heart-centeredness self-care vocation Oct 11, 2019

In this week's podcast episode, we discuss being an effective advocate for our clients by, first, grounding our emotional, spiritual, and mental stability in things that bring us deep joy and peace before we turn around and meet our clients where they need us most. This episode centers on a quote by Frederick Buechner in his book, Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC:

Buechner's definition of a vocation helps us zone in on how we can think about our role as lawyers and advocates for our client's best interests, which sometimes, ironically, may not be what the client wants but what the client needs. We must be sensitive to the difference and to be sensitive to our clients needs, we must first be sensitive and empathetic to our own need for self-care and attention. I've included a downloadable PDF with questions to take you through this process of being an effective heart-centered advocate for your client while you take care of your own well-being.

Here are links from the show notes:

1. The Frederick Buechner Center

2. Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC by Frederick Buechner

3. "How to be an Effective Advocate for your Client" PDF download

Enjoy the episode and be sure to let me know what you think. 



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