Hopefully portions of the book will be excerpted in publications for the legal profession. Lawyers and legal workers who have never heard the umbrella terms â€œcomprehensive lawâ€ and â€œintegrative lawâ€ but know something is missing from their day-to-day experiences will no doubt breathe a sigh of relief that alternatives exist. People who have had frustrating experiences with the legal system â€“ as a client, witness, offender or victim, may find an explanation, on a systems level, about how and why their experience fell short.
….If this book is correct, Holistic Justice could provide a space for Gulf Coast residents to speak directly to BP wrongdoers about how the disaster has affected family life, inner life, and relationships with nature. â€œCreative Problem Solvingâ€, another interdisciplinary approach to lawyering, can potentially help figure out how to address the pain experienced by workers who have lost not just a livelihood, but a way of life passed down for generations. The â€œproblem-solving court movementâ€ could birth an Environmental Court to truly address the root causes of this national disaster.
Lawyers as Peacemakers provides resources to fuel the possibility of a multi-disciplinary approach to the multi-faceted harm caused by BP and its partners.
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