The article linked below was posted in the New Jersey Law Journal, February 19, 2018 (page 23). Written by Roy D. Curnow, Attorney at Law, Curnow addresses the problem with attorneys engaging their profession with one eye on the Scoreboard, where rank and status, wins and losses are too often the “golden calf” to putting together a meaningful life.
Curnow, with 40+ years of experience as a successful trial attorney combined with his ongoing studies with Arnold Siegel, an American thinker and teacher of the classes and coursework of Autonomy and Life (quoted numerous times), offers an enlightening take.
Curnow draws attention to the idea of serving clients and discharging responsibilities not as agents of a Scoreboard but as resourceful, persistent and competent stewards of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. The fair-mindedness of the courts and the law are instrumental to the success of the American experiment and the due diligence and integrity of attorneys a key part of what constitutes a democracy. Curnow believes that legal professionals are in the perfect position to create a life of their own design and, at the same time, to succeed in their mission to serve when they themselves model the individual sovereignty wanted of each and every American. The Scoreboard is not an authentic measure of meaning, contribution and success.
Arnold Siegel is the founder of Autonomy and Life and leader of its Retreat Workshops and Advanced Classes.