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Lawyers and Restorative Justice: Reality and Vision, or How to Work with Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys

Lerman, David.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) Paper presented at “Dreaming of a New Reality,” the Third International Conference on Conferencing,
Circles and other Restorative Practices, August 8-10, 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Because lawyers essentially “”run the criminal justice system,”” they have the power to effect change in the system. Lawyers can also be the biggest impediment to effecting change in the system. This workshop will allow participants to view and analyze the existing adversarial system, identify the barriers that prevent change from both sides, and identify ways to promote institutional change consistent with restorative justice principles.


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