The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice

The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice

by Dr. Artika R. Tyner, Dr Artika Tyner

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Overview

The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice is an inspiring roadmap designed to help lawyers become effective agents for social change.

Based on author Dr. Artika R. Tyner’s leadership development and community engagement work, Planting People, Growing Justice™, the book shows how attorneys can use their legal skills to work for social change, contribute to communities that foster social justice, and empower and develop new leaders. The Lawyer as Leader is beacon call for lawyers who wish to harness their skills and training to become leaders in the struggle for social and economic justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627226646
Publisher: Tradeselect
Publication date: 09/07/2015
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dr. Artika R. Tyner is a passionate educator, author, sought after speaker, and advocate for justice. At the University of St. Thomas College of Education, Leadership & Counseling, Dr. Tyner serves as a public policy/leadership professor. She trains graduate students to serve as social engineers who create new inroads to justice and freedom.

Table of Contents

Advance Praise i

Foreword xv

Preface xxiii

The Lawyer's Call: The New Social Justice Lawyer xxiv

A Missing Link: Leadership Education and Law Schools xxv

Acknowledgments xxix

Introduction xxxi

Planting People xxxiv

Growing Justice xxxiv

Overview xxxv

Summary xxxvii

Reflection Questions xxxviii

Chapter 1 Pillar One: Social Justice Lawyering 1

An Introduction to Social Justice Lawyering 2

Theoretical Frameworks: Social Justice Lawyering 5

Collaborative Lawyering 6

Change-Oriented Lawyering 9

Houston's Social Engineering 12

Rebellious Lawyering 16

Summary 20

Reflection Questions 20

Chapter 2 Pillar Two: Lawyers and the Exercise of Leadership 21

Theories from the Field of Leadership 22

Servant Leadership 24

Transformational Leadership 29

Summary 33

Reflection Questions 33

Chapter 3 Pillar Three: Facilitating Social Change through Public Policy Advocacy 35

Kingdon's Policy Entrepreneurship 35

Engaging in Agenda Setting 36

Stewart's Coalition-Building Framework 37

New Stories and New Public Narratives 39

Alinsky's Community-Organizing Approach 41

Case Study: The Three Pillars and Leadership Profiles of Mohandas Gandhi and Nelson Mandela 45

New Social Justice Lawyers and Social Change 48

Summary 49

Reflection Questions 49

Chapter 4 Profiles of the New Social Justice Lawyer 51

Bonnie Allen-"The Guide" 52

Edgar Cahn-"The Visionary" 54

Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds-"The Motivator" 56

John a. powell-"The Innovator" 57

Summary 59

Reflection Questions 59

Chapter 5 Building Blocks of Leadership 61

Diagram of Building Blocks of Leadership 62

First Building Block: Experiencing Catalytic and Life-Changing Moments 62

The Quest for Justice 62

Second Building Block: Framing a Vision of Justice 67

Building Connections through a Shared Vision 67

Third Building Block: Pursuing Leadership as a Way of Life 71

Exhibiting Leadership Qualities through Action 71

Fourth Building Block: Exercising Transformative Power 79

Redefining Power and Raising Leaders 79

Summary 83

Reflection Questions 84

Chapter 6 Planting People, Growing Justice 85

Planting People 86

Addressing a Dire Need 88

Dr. Edgar Cahn's Story 89

Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds's Story 90

Professor Bonnie Allen's Story 91

Asking Questions and the Process of Storytelling 92

Enlisting Partners in Social Action 95

Re-Imagining Justice and Creating Equal Access 98

Setting a New Social Justice Agenda and Building Coalitions 102

Summary 105

Reflection Questions 106

Chapter 7 The New Social Justice Lawyer's Toolbox: Redefining Money, Power, and Lawyering 107

Keys to the Kingdom: The New Social Justice Lawyer's Tools 108

Developing a Multi-forum and Multi-strategy Toolbox 111

A Shift in the Court of Public Opinion 111

Model for Community Engagement 112

The New Social Justice Lawyer's Toolbox 113

Analyzing Laws and Policies 114

Developing New Theories and Frameworks 115

Writing as Advocacy 119

Establishing Social Justice-Oriented Organizations 126

Fostering Key Partnerships and Engaging in Coalition-Building 129

Providing Community Education 132

New Eyes: Training Law Students to Become New Social Justice Lawyers 134

Other Essential Tools 138

Dr. Cahn's Toolbox: Conducting Systems Mapping and Analysis 138

Dr. Cahn's Toolbox: Changing the Rules and Offering Alternatives 139

Professor powell's Toolbox: Applying a Multidisciplinary Approach 141

Professor Levy-Pounds's Toolbox: Creating New Public Spaces and Utilizing a Varied Approach 141

Summary 143

Reflection Questions 143

Conclusion 145

Key Themes of New Social Justice Lawyering 146

Leadership Lessons Learned 147

Leadership as a Behavior 147

Leadership Is about Exercising the Stewardship of Influence 148

Leadership Requires Re-imagining the Very Essence of Principles of Community and Justice 148

A Leader Recognizes the Limitations of the Present Societal Paradigm and Creates New Rules for Engagement 149

Leadership as a Relationship 150

A Leader Promotes the Growth and Development of Others, Which Is Essential to the Success of This Alternative System 150

The New Social Justice Lawyer Leads from the Heart 152

The New Social Justice Lawyer's Toolbox: Building and Sustaining Social Change 152

The New Social Justice Lawyer Utilizes a Distinctively Different Approach to Address Contemporary Social Justice Challenges 153

The New Social Justice Lawyer Must Recognize Limitations of the Law and the Need for a Collective Approach 154

The Pursuit of Justice Is an Eternal Struggle 155

The Maximization of Power Must Be Understood as an Indispensable Tool for Engaging in New Social Justice Lawyering 155

Community-Organizing Is an Essential Tool for Building People Power 157

Writing as Advocacy Is a Tool That Can Be Used for Educational and Organizing Purposes 158

The Development of New Conceptual Frameworks Serves as a Tool for Redefining Money, Power, and Community 159

The Establishment of Coalitions, Institutions, and Initiatives Serves as a Tool 160

New Social Justice Lawyers Have a Living Legacy Since They Are Training the Next Generation of Lawyer-Leaders 161

Conclusion 163

Afterword 167

Prison Phone Justice 168

Racial Jobs Gap 169

Timebanking 170

Appendix 173

Leadership Toolbox 173

Leadership Resources 173

Leadership Assessment Tools 173

Leadership Activity 174

Goal-Setting Exercise 175

Reflection Journal 176

Words of Inspiration 179

Quotes on Leadership and Social Justice 179

Glossary 183

Bibliography 185

About the Author 199

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