What you’ll learn in this CLE Course

Self-Study CLE Course ~ New Mexico & Colorado State Bar Approved

  • Introduction to the Legal Dilemma

    The Adversarial Process, Empathic Lawyering, Active Listening, Processing and Understanding our Clients' Feelings, Relationship Building with the Client, Human Relationships, and the Practice of Law.

  • The Lawyer in the World

    Legal Ethics, Rules of Professional Responsibility, Changing the World through the Practice of Law

  • Introduction to Alternative Practices

    Transitional Justice, Truth and Reconciliation, Restorative Justice, Collaborative Law, Indigenous Conflict Resolution, Five Element Lawyering, Legal Wellness, Mediation Skills in Everyday Practice, The Nine Attitudes, Non-Violent Advocacy, Ubuntu-based principles


An introduction to expanding your skill set

This CLE program draws upon Eric Sirotkin’s work around the world, including with Archbishop Tutu, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, and restorative justice processes. Explore techniques to survive and thrive in the "us vs. them" world of law. Gain an understanding of the nature of human relationships that will give you an edge in litigation, legal counseling, and resolving conflict. Tools for Creative Lawyering explores successful alternative and indigenous models that can be used in your everyday practice. A discussion of the ethics of law as a healing profession and the Code of Professional Responsibility will address methods to meet your obligations to provide honest advice and confront moral dilemmas within a case. For more information, contact [email protected] ABOUT THIS COURSE: $99.00 New Mexico State Bar Approved for 1 General and 2 Ethics credit hours. Colorado State Bar Approved for 4 General credit hours which includes 1.9 Ethics. CERTIFICATE UPON COMPLETION


Eric Sirotkin, Esq.

Eric Sirotkin has taught courses at the University of New Mexico School of Law as an Adjunct Professor of Law. Founder of the UbuntuWorks Project, Eric mixes his experience as a lawyer, film producer, author, and peacemaker, to contribute to the movement from the age of separation toward the era of ubuntu. He helps people and countries navigate their conflicts in a way that enhances health and well-being. He is an active trial lawyer in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and lectures to hundreds of lawyers and law students each year. 

Over the years his peacemaking activities have taken him around the world, including India, Peru, Cuba, South Africa, Japan, North and South Korea, Vietnam, France, Netherlands, Canada, and China. He contributed to the dialogue on the new Constitution in South Africa, was a UN-sponsored election observer at President Mandela’s election, and coordinated an International Monitoring Project of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It was through this experience that he learned about the wisdom of ubuntu and integrates it into the law.

For more on Eric's work, go to www.EricSirotkin.com.

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