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New book of meditations speaks to attorneys

May 28, 2014
by Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new book aimed at attorneys in recovery acknowledges that some of the lessons of treatment and recovery don't necessarily blend well with the characteristics of the typical lawyer.

“It took me maybe five minutes in recovery to realize that I was different from the others around me,” said Kevin Chandler, an attorney and author of The Lawyer's Light—Daily Meditations for Growth and Recovery. “While we all shared one big thing in common, my mind, trained in the law to think linearly and logically, didn't mesh with a lot of the leaps of faith asked of everyone in the program.”

The book contains a meditation for each day of the year. The quotations come from legal minds ranging from Louis Brandeis and Thurgood Marshall to the character Vincent Gambini from the movie “My Cousin Vinny.”

Chandler, whose experience includes work at the U.S. Department of Justice and service as a Minnesota state senator, says his legal training actually became a barrier to his recovery, and this gave him the motivation to work on a book with which other attorneys would identify.

For information about the book (product code 5460212), published by American Bar Association (ABA) Book Publishing, click here.
 

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