Susan Daicoff

Curriculum Vitae

Professor of Law

Arizona Summit Law School

cell (904) 534-3411

email: sdaicoff@azsummitlaw.edu  

One North Central Avenue, 14th Floor

Phoenix, Arizona 85004

 

CREDENTIALS:

·          LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1985 (GPA 3.66)

·          J. D. With Honors, University of Florida College of  Law, 1983 (GPA 3.36; Rank 2/39)

·          M.S. in Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida, 1992 (GPA 4.00)

·          B.A. in Mathematics, University of Florida, 1980 (GPA 3.70)

·          18 years as a law professor

·          4.5 years as a corporate, tax, and transactional attorney

·          Two years as a mental health therapist

 

ABSTRACT

Susan Daicoff, J.D., LL.M., M.S. is a Professor of Law at Arizona Summit Law School.  Previously she taught at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville (12 years), Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio (4 years), and visited at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.  She has been a law professor since 1995 and teaches contracts, professional responsibility, mediation clinic, mental health law, leadership for lawyers, and comprehensive law practice (law as a healing profession).  In the past, she has taught corporate taxation, partnership taxation, the taxation of mergers and acquisitions, commercial paper, law and psychology, and jurisprudence.  She received her J.D. with honors from the University of Florida, her LL.M. in taxation from New York University where she was a Wallace Scholar (Tax Law Review editor), and her M.S. in clinical psychology from the University of Central Florida.  She was a corporate, securities, and tax transactional lawyer in Orlando and Tampa and practiced psychotherapy in Orlando, before becoming a professor. 

Since 1991, she has been researching and writing in the areas of the psychology of lawyers, lawyer personality, lawyer distress and dissatisfaction, the legal profession, professionalism, and ethical decisionmaking by lawyers.  These efforts culminated in her 2004 book, “Lawyer, Know Thyself,” which synthesized forty years of empirical research on lawyers’ personality traits and related these findings to professionalism and lawyer wellbeing.  She regularly lectures at national, state, and local conferences on topics such as lawyer personality, lawyer wellbeing, lawyering skills, and professionalism. 

Her second research topic is the “comprehensive law movement,” or law as a healing profession. This movement seeks to integrate law and social science in order to resolve legal matters with optimal outcomes.  It encompasses disciplines such as therapeutic jurisprudence, preventive law, restorative justice, collaborative law, creative problem solving, holistic justice, procedural justice, transformative mediation, drug treatment courts and other problem solving courts.  These efforts resulted in her second book, “Comprehensive Law Practice,” which was published in 2011 as a textbook for learning the foundations of these approaches. 

Her current research interests focus on the “soft skills” of the law, what factors make lawyers effective, the future of the legal profession, enhancing the outcomes of legal matters, and law school reform.  In particular, she is interested in developing programs to integrate and train emotional intelligence and other humanistic skills in legal education, in order to prepare lawyers for the legal profession’s future needs and demands.

In addition to several psychology articles and tax publications, she has published two books, nine law review articles (with two more in press), one speech, and five book chapters, and given over 100 lectures.

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT:

Law:

2012-Present    Professor of Law, Arizona Summit Law School, Phoenix, AZ.  Teaching Contracts, Professional Responsibility, Mental Health Law, Mediation Clinic, and Comprehensive Law Practice.  Current research explores relationships among the psychology of lawyers, professional role, lawyer distress, and emerging humanistic, comprehensive forms of law and practice transformative of the legal profession.

Fall, 2011        Visiting Professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL.  Teaching Professional Responsibility and Comprehensive Law Practice.  Continued research interests.  

2000-2012      Professor of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law, 7555 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32216.  (904) 680-7700.  Teaching Contracts I & II, Professional Responsibility, Comprehensive Law Practice, and Law & Psychology.  Continued research interests. 

1998-               Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law.

1999                7555 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32216. Taught Contracts I & II, Paths of the Law, and law & psychology.  Continued research.

1995-               Associate Professor of Law, Capital University Law School. 

2000                303 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215.  (614) 236-6500.  Taught corporate taxation, taxation of corporate reorganizations, partnership taxation, commercial paper, and law & psychology.  Research interests encompassed attorney personality, morality, satisfaction, and distress, professionalism, ethics, lawyering, therapeutic jurisprudence, and the use of empirical psychological research to critique the law.  On leave 1998-1999.

 

1993-               Attorney, Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood & Long, 601 Bayshore Blvd., Suite 700,

1994                Tampa, FL 33606.  (813) 253-2020.  Practiced transactional business, corporate, partnership, limited liability company, employment, and tax law for a variety of clients.  Experience in electronic commerce, tax aspects of divorce, and employment discrimination and sexual harassment. 

1985-               Attorney, Smith, Mackinnon, Mathews, Harris & Christiansen, P.A., 255 S. 

1988                Orange Ave., Suite 850, Orlando, FL 32801.  (407) 843-7300.  Practiced corporate, securities, banking, and tax law.  Substantial experience in representing large, publicly held company in mergers and acquisitions, hostile takeover defense, and public securities offerings and filings.

 

Mental Health:

1992-               Psychotherapy Resident, 900 Lee Road, Winter Park, FL (part-time).  Provided

1993                 outpatient individual therapy for adults; emphasis on recovery from childhood abuse.

 

1992-               Mental Health Counselor Intern, Response, Inc., Sexual Assault Resource

1993                Center, Orlando, FL (part-time).  Provided outpatient individual and group therapy for adults; emphasis on sexual assault and abuse.  Seminar speaker on topic.

 

1991-               Counselor III, Long Term Residential Treatment Center, Project III of Central

1992                Florida, Substance Abuse Prevention, Education, and Treatment, Orlando, FL.

Provided inpatient individual and group therapy for adult female chronic substance abusers.

Academic:

1992-               Assistant Research Associate, Team Performance Laboratory,  Dept. of

1993                Psychology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (part-time).  (407) 823-2734. Conceived and performed empirical research of optimal team communication patterns in task-performing teams.

 

1989                Author, Tax Practice Series, Tax Management, Inc. (a subsidiary of the Bureau of National Affairs), Washington, DC.  See publications list.

 

1988                Adjunct Instructor, Business Mathematics, Business Department, Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL.  Taught college-level course.

 

ACADEMIC DISTINCTIONS:

Graduate:      NYU Law:      ·Graduate Editor, Tax Law Review (Wallace Scholarship)

·Highest exam grade in Corporate Taxation class

UF Law:          ·Order of the Coif

·Tax Editor, University of Florida Law Review, 1982-83

·Highest exam grades in Corporate Finance, Business Organizations and Evidence

·Honors in Appellate Advocacy

·Teaching Assistant, Professor J.J. Freeland, 1983 (revised and updated LL.M. Advanced Corporate Tax course materials)

·Teaching Fellow for first-year Jurisprudence course, 1981-82

·Research Paper on Capital Punishment (presented topic to local chapter of Amnesty International & appeared on radio talk show)

UCF:               ·Post-Baccalaureate work in Psychology, 1988-89

·Graduate Research Assistantship, Dr. John M. McGuire, 1990

·Research Assistant, Dr. Alvin Y. Wang, 1988-89 (research involved: (1) memory & learning; and (2) children at-risk for substance abuse)

·Member, Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology

 

Undergraduate:               ·Phi Beta Kappa

                ·President, Pi Mu Epsilon National Honorary Mathematics Fraternity, 1979-80

·Instructor, College Algebra & Trigonometry,  University of Florida Mathematics Department, 1979

·Instructor, Scholastic Aptitude Test Preparatory Course

 

POSTGRADUATE HONORS:

        ·Fellow, International Centre for Healing and the Law, Kalamazoo,  MI, 2003-04.

·Invited to serve as Advisor, Fetzer Advisory Council on the Law Professions, Fetzer Institute, Kalamazoo, MI, 2011-2012; declined due to budgetary restraints on travel.

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

• Arizona State Bar (since 2013) 

• The Florida Bar (since 1984)

• American Bar Association (since 1985)

• Association of American Law Schools; Section on Law and Mental Disability (Chair, 1999- 2000; Program Chair, 1998-1999; Secretary, 1997-98); Section on Balance in Legal Education (since inception, involved in its founding; Chair, Scholarship Subcommittee, 2008-10; Member, Program Subcommittee, 2011-12)

• Floating Member, Executive Board, Humanizing Legal Education Association (2005-2012)

• Past Member, The Florida Bar’s Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee (2005-06, 2006-07, Vice-Chair, 2007-08)

• Past Chair, Legal Education and Law School Chapters Committees, International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers, 1999-2001

• Past Secretary, Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Orlando, FL

• Admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court

• American Psychological Association -- Division 41, American Psychology-Law Society

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS:

I have 19 publications, consisting of: two books, eleven law review articles (with one more in progress), and five book chapters. I also have published one foreword and one speech. As of 2012, there were approximately 400 citations to my work in journals on Westlaw. This does not include my pre-academia psychology articles and tax publications.

 

Manuscript of Apology, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, & Therapeutic Jurisprudence, invited symposium article, accepted for publication with Pepperdine Disp. Resol. J. (in press).

 

Susan Swaim Daicoff, Expanding the Lawyer's Toolkit of Skills and Competencies: Synthesizing Leadership, Professionalism, Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Resolution, and Comprehensive Law,invited symposium article solicited by Dean Don Polden of Santa Clara University School of Law, 52 Santa Clara L. Rev. 795 (2012), available at: http://digitalcommons.law.scu.edu/lawreview/vol52/iss3/4.

 

Susan Daicoff, The Future of the Legal Profession, invited symposium article, 37(1) Monash Univ. L. Rev. 7 (2011).

 

Susan Daicoff, Comprehensive Law Practice:  Law as a Healing Profession (Carolina Academic Press, 2011), available at http://www.cap-press.com/books/isbn/9781594608803/Comprehensive-Law-Practice (Teachers’ Manual in press).

 

Susan Daicoff, On Butlers, Architects, and Lawyers:  The Professionalism of "The Remains of the Day" and "The Fountainhead," 17 J. L. Bus. & Ethics 23 (2011).

 

Susan Daicoff, Comprehensive Law: Transformative Responses by the Legal Profession, invited book chapter in Candice Carter, Ed., Conflict Transformation and Peace Education: Transformations Across Disciplines (Palgrave McMillan 2010).

 

Susan Daicoff, Collaborative Law:  A New Tool for the Lawyer’s Toolkit, 20 U. Fla. J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 113 (2009) (invited law review article).

 

Susan Daicoff, Lawyer, Be Thyself: An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship Between the Ethic of Care, the Feeling Decisionmaking Preference, and Lawyer Wellbeing, 16 Va. J. Soc. Pol’y & L. 87 (2008).

 

Susan Daicoff, Growing Pains:  The Integration vs. Specialization Question For Therapeutic Jurisprudence And Other Comprehensive Law Approaches, 30 Thom. Jeff. L. Rev. 551 (2008) (invited symposium article). 

 

Susan Daicoff, Lawyer Personality Traits and their Relationship to Various Approaches to Lawyering (invited book chapter), in Marjorie A. Silver, Ed., The Affective Assistance of Counsel (Carolina Academic Press, 2007).

 

Susan Daicoff, Law as a Healing Profession:  TheComprehensive Law Movement”, 6 Pepperdine Disp. Resol. J. 1 (2006).

"Law as a Healing Profession: The "Comprehensive Law Movement," available at:  http://law.bepress.com/expresso/eps/1331.  (Over 800 full-text downloads since it was posted in 2006. This refers to the number of times the entire paper or article was downloaded from the site.)

 

Susan Daicoff, The Comprehensive Law Movement:  An Emerging Approach to Legal Problems, in Peter Wahlgren, Ed., A Proactive Approach, 49 Scandinavian Studies in Law 109-129 (2006) (republication, with revisions, of Susan Daicoff, Resolution Without Litigation:  Are Courtrooms Battlegrounds For Losers?  GPSolo 44-50 (October/November 2003) (national ABA magazine publication)) (invited book chapter).

 

Susan Daicoff, Lawyer, Know Thyself:  A Psychological Analysis of Personality Strengths and Weaknesses (American Psychological Association Books, 2004).  Available at http://www.amazon.com/Lawyer-Know-Thyself-Psychological-Personality/dp/159147096X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1393571717&sr=8-2&keywords=daicoff

 

Reviewed in Jeffrey H. Goldfien, Arguing For The Eclectic:  Personality and The Legal Profession-- Book Review of Lawyer, Know Thyself: A Psychological Analysis of Personality Strengths and Weaknesses by Susan Swaim Daicoff, 10 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 187 (2006) (saying “If I were the Legal Education Czar, I would make both Keeva's book and Lawyer, Know Thyself mandatory reading for all first-year law students. And I would have them write book reviews, just to be sure they had read them carefully.”).

 

Daicoff, S. & David B. Wexler, Chapter 26:  Therapeutic Jurisprudence, in Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology:  Volume 11:  Forensic Psychology (Alan M. Goldstein, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2003) (invited book chapter).

 

Daicoff, S., Afterword:  The Role of Therapeutic Jurisprudence Within the Comprehensive Law Movement, in Dennis P. Stolle, David B. Wexler, & Bruce J. Winick, Eds., Practicing Therapeutic Jurisprudence (Carolina Academic Press, 2000) (invited book chapter).

 

Susan Daicoff, Making Law Therapeutic For Lawyers: Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Preventive Law, and the Psychology of Lawyers, 5 Psych., Pub. Pol’y. & Law 811 (1999) (29 citations as of 10/11/07).

 

Susan Daicoff, Asking Leopards to Change Their Spots: Can Lawyers Change?  A Critique of Solutions to Professionalism by Reference to Empirically-Derived Attributes, 11 Geo.  J. Legal Ethics 547 (1998) (56 citations as of 10/11/07).

 

Susan Daicoff, Lawyer, Know Thyself:  A Review of Empirical Research on Attorney Attributes Bearing on Professionalism, 46 Am. U. L. Rev. 1337 (1997) (132 citations as of 10/11/07).

 

Susan Daicoff, (Oxymoron?) Ethical Decision-Making By Attorneys:  An Empirical Study, 48 Fla. L. Rev. 197 (1996) (19 citations as of 10/11/07).

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

Profiled in 360 Jacksonville, local magazine, 2010.

 

Short article on lawyers and depression, posted at www.lawyerswithdepression.com, 2008.  

 

Three short articles contributed to The Complete Lawyer in 2007-08, posted at http://www.thecompletelawyer.com/volume4/issue3/article.php?ppaid=8127

 

Susan Daicoff, The Well Balanced Lawyer, Paraclete 19 (Nov. 2005) (St. Petersburg Bar Assoc. publication). 

 

Susan Daicoff, The Comprehensive Law Movement, 19 Touro L. Rev. 825 (2004) (transcript of speech) (4 citations as of 10/11/07).

 

Urban, J. M., Bowers, C. A., Monday, S. Daicoff, & Morgan, B. B., Jr. (1995).  Communication In Decision-Making Teams.  Journal of Military Psychology.  7(2), 123-139.

 

Monday, S. Daicoff (1994), Corporate Stock Redemptions in Divorce,  Hillsborough County Bar Journal.

 

Urban, J. M., Bowers, C. A., Monday, S. Daicoff, & Morgan, B. B., Jr. (1993).  Effects of Workload on Communication in Decision-Making Teams:  An Empirical Study With Implications for Training, Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, pages 1233-1238, Santa Monica, CA Human Factors Society.

 

Urban, J. M., Bowers, C. A., Morgan, B. B., Jr., & Monday, S. Daicoff (1993). Effects of Workload on Communication Processes in Decision-Making Teams, Team Performance Laboratory Technical Report No. 93-01, Orlando, FL:  University of Central Florida.

 

Bowers, C. A., Monday, S. Daicoff, Morgan, B. B., Jr. & Urban, J. M. (August, 1993).  Communication Training for Effective Team Performance in J. A. Cannon-Bowers (chair), Training Teams:  Research and Applications.  Symposium presented at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

 

Daicoff, S. S., McGuire, J. M., Blau, B. I., & Abbott, D. W. (1993).  Ethical Decision-Making By Attorneys.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

 

Wang, A. Y., Thomas, M. H., Chegwin, D., & Harding, S. Daicoff (1989).  Do Mnemonic Devices Lessen Forgetting?  Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

Harding, S. Daicoff (1989).  Chapter 2330:  Interest Expense.  Tax Practice Series.  Washington, DC:  Tax Management, Inc.

 

Harding, S. Daicoff (1989).  Chapter 2960:  Expenses Related to Tax-Exempt Income.  Tax Practice Series. Washington, DC:  Tax Management, Inc.

 

Harding, S. Daicoff (1989).  Interest Deductions for Individuals.  The Briefs, 27, 6.

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS (over 115 presentations):

•Co-presented an afternoon interactive workshop on Managing Emotions for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Arizona State Bar, at the Arizona State Bar Convention, Phoenix, AZ, June, 2013. Program received the “President’s Award.”

 

•Presented on the "Soft Skills of the Law" to explore relationships between Tiger Parenting and Legal Education at the University of Colorado – Boulder School of Law, Boulder, CO, June, 2013.

 

•Presented on “Kindness, Healing & the Law” at the Yale Law School/Quinnipiac School of Law Collaboration on Dispute Resolution, CT, March, 2013.

 

•Presented “Overview of the Comprehensive Law Movement” at the Second Lawyers as Peacemakers & Healers/Cutting Edge Law Conference at Phoenix School of Law, Phoenix, AZ, Feb. 2013.

 

•Presented interactive program on “Teaching the Soft Skills of the Law” at the Association of American Law Schools’ Program of the Section on Balance in Legal Education, at the AALS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Jan. 2013.

 

•Presented on “Teaching the Soft Skills of the Law” at a teleseminar of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Balance in Legal Education, Dec. 2012.

 

•Keynote/Plenary Speaker on “Reconciliation,” at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Conference on Apology, Forgiveness, & Reconciliation at Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA, Nov. 2012.

 

•Presented on the “Comprehensive Law Movement” at the University of Memphis School of Law’s conference on Lawyers as Peacemakers, Memphis, TN, Oct. 2012.

 

•Presented “Overview of the Comprehensive Law Movement” at the Lawyers as Peacemakers & Healers/Cutting Edge Law Conference at Phoenix School of Law, Phoenix, AZ, Apr. 2012.

 

•Presented two talks on the “Comprehensive Law Movement” to the students and workshop participants, respectively, at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law’s Workshop on Teaching Therapeutic Jurisprudence, invited by Professor David B. Wexler, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March, 2012.

 

•Presented a talk to the faculty on “The Soft Skills of the Law,” Phoenix School of Law, Phoenix, AZ, Jan. 2012.

 

•Presented on “Preventive Law” at the Association of American Law Schools’ Crosscutting Program on Preventing Legal Problems (a program competitively selected by the AALS Committee on Crosscutting Programs), at the AALS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, Jan. 2012.

•Presented two hour-long talks to the faculty and students on “The Soft Skills of the Law,” Charlotte School of Law, Charlotte, NC, Nov. 2011.

•Presented an hour-long continuing legal education program on “The Millennial Generation: Mentoring and Workplace Dynamics,” Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, FL, Oct. 2011.

•Guest Lecturer on lawyer personality and the profession of law, at first-year Orientation and in Professors Cohen’s and Keroack’s The Human Side of Lawyering law school class, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL, Aug./Sept. 2011.

•Presented a day-long workshop on “The Comprehensive Law Movement, Lawyer Personality, and the Future of the Legal Profession,” to the Center for Principled Family Advocacy (an interdisciplinary family law bar) in Cleveland, OH, Jun., 2011.

•Presented on “Perspectives on Leadership Competencies” at the Santa Clara University Leadership Education Roundtable III:  Leadership as a Fundamental Lawyering Skill, Santa Clara, CA, Mar., 2011.

•Presented on “The Future of the Legal Profession,” at the Nonadversarial Justice Conference sponsored by Monash University Law School, Melbourne, Australia, May, 2010.

•Presented on “Mentoring the Millennial Generation” at the University of South Carolina’s Second National Mentoring Conference, Columbia, SC, Apr., 2010.

 

•Guest Lecturer for Professor Leonard Riskin’s dispute resolution class at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL, Mar., 2010.

 

•Presented “Terrorism and the Comprehensive Law Movement” at Southern New England School of Law as part of an international symposium on terrorism, Dartmouth, MA, Oct., 2009.

 

•Presented, with Elizabeth Roach, a workshop on “Circle Process and Creative Problem Solving in Mediation,” at the Florida Dispute Resolution Center’s 18th Annual Conference for Mediators and Arbitrators, Orlando, FL, Aug., 2009.

 

•Presented “Teaching Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Other Comprehensive Law Approaches” at New York University Law School as part of the International Association on Law & Mental Health Annual Conference, New York, NY, June, 2009.

 

Was quoted by the President of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Edward W. McIntyre, May, 2009, “President’s Message:  The Power to Heal.”  Available at http://www.massbar.org. 

 

•Presented “Apology, Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Therapeutic Jurisprudence” at Case Western Reserve University School of Law as part of the CISCDR Symposium titled, “Forgiveness, Reconciliation and the Law,” Cleveland, OH, April, 2009.

 

•Presented “Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Cases” at Florida Coastal School of Law for the Florida Coastal Law Review Therapeutic Jurisprudence Symposium, Jacksonville, FL, February, 2009.

 

•Presented a talk on Collaborative Law to the Northeast Florida Association of Social Workers in Jacksonville, FL, January, 2009.

 

Interviewed by the California Bar Journal, May, 2008.  Available at:

http://calbar.ca.gov/state/calbar/calbar_cbj.jsp?sCategoryPath=/Home/Attorney%20Resources/California%20Bar%20Journal/May2008&sCatHtmlPath=cbj/2008-05_TH_02_Depression.html&sCatHtmlTitle=Top%20Headlines

 

•Presented a one-hour ethics talk on “Lawyer Personality and Professional Responsibility,” for continuing education credits, to the Northeast Florida Paralegals’ Association, Jacksonville, FL, Nov. 6, 2008. 

 

•Presented, with Elizabeth Roach, a workshop on “Emerging Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution,” at the Florida Dispute Resolution Center’s 17th Annual Conference for Mediators and Arbitrators, Orlando, FL, Aug., 2008.

 

•Presented a substantive talk and a pedagogical talk on the Comprehensive Law Movement at Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, KY, Sept.11, 2008.

 

•Presented a one and one-half hour continuing legal education seminar on Professional Ethics and Professionalism for the Jacksonville Bar Association, Jacksonville, FL, May 1, 2008.

 

•Presented a talk on Lawyer Personality and Professionalism at the Jacksonville Bar Association Judicial Professionalism Seminar, Jacksonville, FL, Aug. 30, 2007.

 

•Presented on Lawyers With Disabilities at the Emory Lawyers and Mental Disability Conference, Emory Law School, Atlanta, GA, Sept. 8, 2007.

 

•Served as a panelist on Career Choices, FCSL Career Services, Jacksonville, FL, Sept. 18, 2007.

 

•Presented two forty-five minute talks on Collaborative Law, at a Collaborative Law conference sponsored by the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, Oct. 13, 2007.

 

•Presented on Teaching Comprehensive Law Practice at the Humanizing Legal Education Conference at Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, KS, Oct. 21, 2007.

 

•Presented two talks on the Comprehensive Law Movement at a conference at Memphis University School of Law, Memphis, TN, Oct. 29, 2007.

 

•Presented on the Comprehensive Law Movement and Lawyer Personality at a conference on the Affective Assistance of Counsel at Touro College of Law, Long Island, NY, Nov. 4, 2007.

 

•Presented a one-and-a-half hour talk on lawyer personality, distress, and the comprehensive law movement at the Florida Lawyers’ Assistance Program Conference in Naples, FL, in July, 2007. 

 

•Co-taught a week-long course on “The New Lawyer,” a course based in large part on the comprehensive law movement vectors, with David Hoffman and David Hall at the Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in July, 2007.

 

•Presented on the future growth of the comprehensive law movement (and moderated a panel) at the annual conference of the International Association for Law and Mental Health in Padua, Italy, in June, 2007.

 

•Presented on “The Needs of Law Students” at a workshop on “What’s Wrong With Legal Education,” at Capital University Law School, in Columbus, OH, in March, 2007.

 

•Co-organized and participated in a program on “Balance in Legal Education:  One Year Later” at the AALS Annual Meeting, in Washington, DC, in January, 2007.

 

•Presented a one-hour talk on Humanizing Legal Education to a group of lawyers and interested nonlawyers for the Law, Spirit, Politics subgroup of the Tikkun organization, October, 2006, by conference call.

 

•Presented a one-hour ethics CLE program for the FCSL Alumni Weekend, on “Lawyer Personality and Professionalism,” Jacksonville, FL, October, 2006.

 

•Spoke on behalf of the faculty for the dedication of the new law school building, Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, FL, 2006.

 

•Presented a talk to The Florida Bar Board of Bar Examiners, at the invitation of Eleanor Hunter, on Lawyer Personality and Professionalism, at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Summer, 2006.

 

•Facilitated workshop at “Renewal, Resilience and the Practice of Law”, 6th Annual Career Satisfaction Seminar for Lawyers and Judges, Minneapolis, MN, May, 2006.

 

•Presented a talk on lawyer personality and distress to lawyers and law professors sponsored by The Florida Bar Committee on Professionalism, Orlando, FL, Spring, 2006.

 

Presented on lawyer personality, distress, and the comprehensive law movement and facilitated a  workshop at a Career Satisfaction, Renewal & Resilience Conference for lawyers and judges in Minneapolis, MN, October, 2004, 2005, and Spring, 2006.

 

•Co-organized and participated in a program on “Balance in Legal Education” at the AALS Annual Meeting, in Washington, DC, in January, 2006.

 

•“Stalking the Walking Wounded,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, St. Petersburg, FL, March, 2006.

 

•Presented talk on professionalism at the Jacksonville Bar Association’s 2005 Annual Judicial Symposium, Jacksonville, FL, November, 2005.

 

•Presented on Lawyer Personality and the Comprehensive Law Movement to the St. Petersburg Bar Association, St. Petersburg, FL, March, 2006.

 

•Presented “Law as a Healing Profession:  The ‘Comprehensive Law Movement’”, Sixth International Clinical Education Conference on “Enriching Clinical Education,” sponsored by UCLA, Lake Arrowhead, CA, November, 2005

 

•Presented on Lawyer Distress, Lawyer Personality, and the Comprehensive Law Movement, at the annual national Lawyers’ Assistance Programs conference, Charleston, SC, November, 2005.

 

•Presented a talk on Lawyer Personality and the Comprehensive Law Movement at the Jacksonville Women Lawyers’ Association luncheon, Jacksonville, FL, Fall, 2005.

 

•Taught summer intensive course titled “The Comprehensive Law Movement: Infusing Social Science Wisdom Into the Delivery of Legal Services,” Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, MN, July, 2005

 

“The Comprehensive Law Movement”, Restructuring Justice Conference, the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Colombia, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada, June, 2005

 

Presented guest lecture at University of Florida College of Law, Problem Solving Class for Professors Iris Burke and Alison Gerencser, Gainesville, FL, June, 2005

 

Presented “Comprehensive Conflict Resolution” to visiting Argentinian judges and attorneys at the South America-U.S. Symposium on Law and Justice, Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, FL, April, 2005

 

Presented on “Ethical Concerns in Collaborative Law Practice,” as a member of the First Coast Collaborative Family Law Group, and helped organize this day-long collaborative law training workshop, for which the attendees (local attorneys and FCSL students) received CLE credit, at Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, FL, February, 2005.

 

•Identifying and Overcoming Self-Imposed Limitations, orientation talk at Phoenix International School of Law, Phoenix, AZ, January, 2005

 

•Presented paper on Lawyering Skills, at the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, “Back to Basics,”  San Diego, CA, May, 2004

 

“Lawyering in a Problem-Solving, Therapeutically Oriented Manner in Court,” 2nd International Conference on Creative Problem Solving, San Diego, CA, March, 2004

 

Presented on lawyer personality, distress, and the comprehensive law movement and participated in workshops at a Career Satisfaction, Renewal & Resilience Conference for lawyers and judges in Minneapolis, MN, October, 2003.

 

•Presented “Lawyer, Know Thyself:  The Lawyer Personality Under the Stress of Law School” to regional meeting of law school professors and academic support program managers, at Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, FL, June, 2003.

 

•Presented “Overview of the Comprehensive Law Movement” and moderated plenary session titled same at conference for lawyers, judges, and law professors titled “The Practice of Law and Its Discontents,” Touro College of Law, Long Island, NY, April 2003.

 

•Presented on the Comprehensive Law Movement at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in Washington, DC, January, 2003.

 

Presented on lawyer personality, distress, and the comprehensive law movement at a Career Satisfaction, Renewal & Resilience Conference for lawyers and judges in Minneapolis, MN, October, 2002.

 

•Presented “Lawyer Distress, the Lawyer Personality, and the Comprehensive Law Movement” to the law faculty at the University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, FL, September 2002.

 

•Presented “Reducing Depression in the Workplace” at the annual national meeting of the Association of Legal Administrators, San Antonio, TX, May, 2002.

 

•Presented “Lawyer Personality, Professionalism, Satisfaction, and Distress,” at a continuing legal education seminar titled “Complacency, Anxiety or Passion:  Which Describes Your Approach to Work?” co-sponsored by the Peer Assistance Committee of the Dallas Bar Association and by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Dallas, TX, November, 2001.

 

“The 'Comprehensive Law Movement': Law As A Healing Profession,” 16th Annual Statewide Forensic Conference, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, October, 2001.

 

•Presented “The Comprehensive Law Movement:  Transformative Aims and Strategies,” Southeastern Conference of the Association of American Law Schools, Hilton Head, SC, July, 2001.

 

•(1) Moderator and organizer of double session on “The Role of Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the Comprehensive Law Movement” including presenting an introduction to the comprehensive law movement; (2)  presented movie session “Using Erin Brockovich and A Civil Action in Law School Teaching;”  and (3) presented on “Lawyer Personality” for the Humanizing Legal Education session at the 2nd International Conference on Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Cincinnati, OH, May, 2001.

 

Co-chaired and spoke at a program for the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools on "Humanizing Legal Education," jointly sponsored by the Sections on Clinical Legal Education, Law & Mental Disability, and Law & Religion, San Francisco, CA, January, 2001.

 

•Presenter on lawyer personality and wellbeing at a conference for lawyers entitled “Career Satisfaction, Renewal & Resilience For Lawyers,” sponsored by the Ash Grove Group, The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, and the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Life & the Law Committee, Minneapolis, MN, October, 2000.

 

•Speaker and panel moderator on the “vectors” of the comprehensive law movement for the eighth annual conference of the International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers, Chicago, IL, September, 2000. 

 

• “Lawyer Personality and the Comprehensive Law Movement,” presentation on lawyer traits and alternative approaches to practicing law for the Jennie Mitchell Kellogg Circle Eleventh Annual Conference (state-wide women attorneys’ bar association), Lindsborg, KS, July 28, 2000.

 

• “Lawyer Personality and Professionalism” and “Gender Issues in Substance Abuse,” presentations for the Industrial Commission of Ohio annual conference, Maumee Bay, OH, May 8, 2000.

 

•"Job Satisfaction in the Legal Profession," presentation to pre-law advisors sponsored by Capital University Law School, Columbus, OH, May, 2000.

 

Holistic Lawyer Skills, workshop presented at retreat of the University of Cincinnati Holistic Law Students’ Association, Cincinnati, OH, April, 2000.

 

•”The ‘Lawyer Personality’ and Satisfaction in the Practice,” lecture delivered at symposium cosponsored by Capital University Law School and Interim Legal Services titled “Retaining Legal Talent:  How to Keep Attorneys Professionally Challenged and Personally Satisfied,” Columbus, OH, April, 2000.

 

“Lawyer Personalities and Alternative Methods of Legal Practice,’” lecture delivered to the students and faculty of the University of Cincinnati Law School and sponsored by the UC Chapter of the International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers, Cincinnati, OH, March, 2000.

 

“Tax Planning for Mergers & Acquisitions:  An Hypothetical Transaction,” presentation for the Capital Tax Club, Columbus, OH, February, 2000.


•“Substance Abuse, Lawyers, and Gender Issues,” presentation for the Columbus Bar Association’s continuing legal education seminar titled "A Perspective on Professionalism/Ethics/Substance Abuse:  Lawyers and How They Came To Be the Way They Are," Columbus, OH, December, 1999.

 

•”The ‘Lawyer Personality’ and Professionalism,”presentation for the Columbus Bar Association's continuing legal education seminar titled "A Perspective on Professionalism/Ethics/Substance Abuse:  Lawyers and How They Came To Be the Way They Are," Columbus, OH, December, 1999.

 

•”Legal Counseling as Therapy, the Interplay of Healing Through Law, Psychology, and Therapy,” paper to be presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers on “Law as a Healing Profession,” Marathon, FL, November, 1999.

 

•“Lawyer, Know Thyself:  The Conclusions -- Eclecticism, Law as a Healing Profession, and the Psychology of Lawyers,” presentation to the faculty of Capital University Law School, Columbus, OH, October, 1999.

 

“Making the Practice of Law Therapeutic For Lawyers: The Psychology of Lawyers and Alternative Approaches to Lawyering,” paper presented, & symposium chair for symposium titled “Teaching and Practicing Law as a Healing Profession,” Second International Psychology and Law Conference, European Association of Psychology and Law/American Psychology-Law Society, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, July, 1999.

 

•"Making the Practice of Law Therapeutic for Lawyers:  Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Preventive Law, Lawyer Distress, and Lawyer Personality:"

(1)               paper presented at a joint program of the Sections on Law and Mental Disability and Alternative Dispute Resolution at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, New Orleans, LA, January, 1999; and

(2)               presented to Florida Coastal Law School faculty at a faculty colloquium, Jacksonville, FL, December,       1998.

 

Chaired the 1999 annual program of the AALS Section on Law and Mental Disability, titled "Lawyering 2000:  Should the Practice of Law Look More Alternative?" 

 

•"Making the Practice of Law Therapeutic For Lawyers:  Lawyer Distress," given as a continuing legal education seminar at the annual meeting of the Industrial Commission of Ohio, Salt Fork, OH, May, 1998.

 

•”Making the Practice of Law Therapeutic For Lawyers: Lawyer Distress, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, and Preventive Law,” Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society of the American Psychological Association, Redondo Beach, CA, March, 1998.

 

•"Asking Leopards to Change Their Spots:  Can Lawyers Change?  A Critique of Professionalism Solutions by Reference to Empirically-Derived Attorney Personality Traits:"

(1)  given as an invited speaker at the annual Ohio Law Deans' Retreat, Amish Retreat

Center, OH, March, 1998;

(2)  presented to Capital University Law School faculty at a faculty colloquium, Columbus, OH, April, 1998; and

(3)  given as a continuing legal education seminar to alumni of Capital University Law

School, Columbus, OH, September, 1997.

 

•"Lawyer Personality," presentation on empirically-demonstrated attributes of attorneys:

(1)  presented at semi-annual meeting of the Ohio Women in Legal Education, Columbus, OH, November, 1996; and

(2)   presented to Capital University Law School faculty at a faculty colloquium, Columbus, OH, January, 1997.

 

• “Ethical Decision-Making by Lawyers as Compared to Mental Health Professionals: An Empirical Study,” 22nd International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 1997.

 

•Invitee, American Bar Association Invited Symposium on Teaching and Learning Professionalism, Chicago, IL, October, 1996.

 

•Co-presenter of interviewing tips session given to Capital law students, Fall, 1996, 1997, and 1999.

 

•"Gender Differences in Substance Abuse," bar-mandated substance abuse portion of a continuing legal education seminar:

(1)  presented to government and private attorneys at annual meeting of the Industrial

Commission of Ohio, Salt Fork, OH, May, 1998;

(2)  presented to government attorneys, sponsored by the Ohio Ethics Commission, Columbus, OH, June, 1997;

(3)  presented to Capital University Law School alumni, sponsored by Capital University Law School, Columbus, OH, May, 1997; and

(4)  presented to trial attorneys, sponsored by the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Cleveland, OH, September, 1996.

 

•"Substance Abuse Among Women," bar-mandated substance abuse portion of a continuing legal education seminar presented to women lawyers, sponsored by Capital University Law School, Columbus, OH, April, 1996.

 

•"Partnership Tax: The §754 Election," given to the Tax Club of the Columbus Chapter of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Columbus, OH, September, 1997.

 

•"The New Check-The-Box Regulations," presentation on entity classification for tax purposes:

(1)  presented to the Capital Tax Club, Columbus, OH, September, 1996; and

(2)  presented to the Tax Club of the Columbus Chapter of the Ohio Society of

Certified Public Accountants, Columbus, OH, January, 1997.

 

•"Tax Aspects of Divorce," Seminar:

(1) presented to seminar attendees, sponsored by the National Business Institute, Tampa, FL, January, 1994; and

(2)  presented to the Sandspur Chapter of the West Coast Certified Public Accountants' Association, Tampa, FL, September, 1994.

 

•Guest Lecturer on sexual assault/abuse, Psychology of Women Course, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, Spring, 1991.

 

•"Recent Changes in the Corporate Tax Laws," Tax Seminar sponsored by Smith, Mackinnon, Mathews, Harris & Christiansen, P.A., Touche Ross & Co., and Continental Securities Group, Inc., Orlando, FL, October, 1986.

 

•Guest Lecturer on the organization and capitalization of banks, Banking Law Seminar, University of Florida College of Law, Fall, 1986.

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Be on the lookout for the second edition of the great book, Best Practices in Legal Education.

I'm looking forward to an inspiring conference in Minneapolis in May and to presenting at SEALS in Florida in August.  October, 2013 was a great time to be in Albuquerque at the University of New Mexico Law School, workshopping on Best Practices in Legal Education with many fine and innovative minds. 

I am delighted to have presented at the Quinnipiac - Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop on March 22, 2013, on the Comprehensive Law Movement, the Future of the Legal Profession, and Healing and the Law. 

We had an amazing gathering of over 70 leaders with over 35 presenters at our Second Annual Lawyers as Peacemakers & Healers Conference at Phoenix School of Law, on the Comprehensive Law Movement or Integrative Law Movement, on February 22-24, 2013.  There were local, national and international leaders (from South Africa, the Netherlands, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia) sharing on a variety of topics - practicing law in a healing fashion, mediation experts, visionaries, mindfulness practitioners, dispute resolution professionals, and more. 

This time we sprinkled many opportunities for interactive, experiential, mindful and reflective practices, led by lawyers, judges, and law professors, throughout the three days.  Friday night was our overview and Saturday and Sunday we delved deeper into a variety of current practical ways to practice law and resolve legal matters. 

The program's videos and more information are now available at http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/community/default.asp?PageID=378

Thanks are due to a wonderful group of professors, lawyers (including alumni), and law students here at ASLS in Phoenix, including Professor Mary Dolores Guerra, nationally known “Legal Rebel” and ABA author J. Kim Wright (see www.cuttingedgelaw.com), Professor and Judge Mike Jones (ret.) and Dean Keith Swisher for organizing this, along with others. It represents yet another watershed moment in the "comprehensive" or "integrative" law movement  or "law as a healing profession." 

Several Phoenix folks attended the Therapeutic Jurisprudence conference at the International Academy for Law and Mental Health in Amsterdam in July, 2013, see http://www.ialmh.org/template.cgi .

My textbook on law as a healing profession, Comprehensive Law Practice: Law as a Healing Profession, can now be ordered from Carolina Academic Press (www.cap-press.com, viewable at http://www.cap-press.com/authors/1267/Daicoff%2C+Susan+Swaim ) for $40.00.  This is a teaching text with exercises on all of the vectors of the comprehensive law movement and was designed as a companion to about five other books (e.g., by Wright, King et al., Brooks & Madden, Silver, Stolle, Wexler, & Winick). 

RECENT EVENTS FOR ME:

I was delighted to present an interactive exercise on training in the "Soft Skills of the Law" at the Association of American Law Schools' Annual Meeting in New Orleans on January 4, 2013 as part of the excellent half-day program of the Section on Balance in Legal Education.  It was great to work with Robin Wellford Slocum of Chapman University on presenting simulations.  We heard from 7 great speakers on these innovations in legal education. 

I was in Memphis in October, 2012 for Maureen Holland and Christine Zawisza presenting at a repeat conference on the comprehensive law movement sponsored by the University of Memphis School of Law (lovely new location!) and presented on "Reconciliation" at a great one-day conference on Apology, Forgiveness, & Reconciliation at Straus Institute of Pepperdine University School of Law in November, 2012.  This led to a phone seminar on January 10, 2013 for mediator/lawyer Eileen Barker of The Path of Forgiveness (see http://www.thepathofforgiveness.com/lawyers/ ) on "Reconciliation" (thanks, Eileen!).  If you are not familiar with her work, I encourage you to visit her site and materials.

2011-12: 

I had the pleasure of speaking on "Preventive Law" at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in January, 2012 in Washington, DC and on the "Comprehensive Law Movement" at the Teaching Therapeutic Jurisprudence workshop at the Univ. of Puerto Rico School of Law in March, 2012. 

The Cleveland family law bar really created some innovation and excitement in their workshop with which I assisted, in June, 2011.  We utilized the concepts and processes of restorative justice, particularly circle process, to work through some of the issues in a domestic custody battle, including extended family and interdisciplinary professionals.  What an exciting and groundbreaking experiment!  I am looking forward to seeing what they do next. 

I really enjoyed the "Teaching ADR" conference and the STAR Mediation course at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law in June, 2011 in Malibu, California. Wonderful faculty and people at both the conference and the course -- looking around the room was like reading off the names in the footnotes of my writing!  Wonderful setting, of course, too.

I'm delighted to have attended the third annual Leadership Conference at Santa Clara University School of Law at the kind invitation of Dean Don Polden on March 25, 2011.  Santa Clara has a wonderful course called "Leadership For Lawyers" taught by Robert Cullen and Dean Polden and Bob has written a book on the topic.  It was a great conference of legal educators, law firm trainers and consultants, and lawyers.  I look forward to the next one!

I am creating a playlist on Youtube of videos illustrating various vectors "in action" as well as other important concepts in the comprehensive law movement. 

Also please visit www.cuttingedgelaw.com and ...

The TJ Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Therapeutic-jurisprudence/110263119002736, regularly!

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Cutting Edge Law (Integrative Law Movement) Site:  www.cuttingedgelaw.comThe Therapeutic Jurisprudence:  http://www.law.arizona.edu/depts/upr-intj/  (also on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Therapeutic-jurisprudence/110263119002736 & LinkedIn)

Phoenix School of Law Lawyers as Peacemakers & Healers Conference Feb. 22-24, 2013:  http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/community/default.asp?PageID=378

Youtube:  Please visit my youtube playlist, Comprehensive Law Practice, under the name "zoneshouse."  I am compiling interesting and illustrative videos related to my research topics. 

Path of Forgiveness: http://www.thepathofforgiveness.com/

The Negative Effects of Law School on Well Being http://psp.sagepub.com/content/33/6/883.abstract