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Pam Olsen

J.D., M.S. Mental Health Counseling and ICF Certified Coach

About Pamela Michelle, J.D., M.S.

Pam Olsen, J.D., M.S., is the Founder and CEO of many web platforms including,, and the Soul of Lawyers Network on LinkedIn. Pam practices in the area of therapy, coaching, and process work and more can be learned about her work with clients and organizations/law firms in the latter platforms and at Contact to invite Pam to speak at your law firm or consult more broadly with your firm.

White Knuckling Through A Legal Career: A Lawyer’s Journey With Fear

By | November 5th, 2016|Buddhist Philosophy and Law, Fear and the practice of law, Fulfillment and the practice of law, How to deal with fear in law, Lawyers and fear, Pema Chodron and Fear, Soul Of Lawyers Articles, Substance Abuse and Law, Substance Abuse and Lawyers, Uncategorized|

Anyone in the legal profession has left the office or awoke in the middle of the night with a sudden sinking feeling that something important has been missed!  In my practice, I can tell you the mail, and now often e-mail, evokes a panic wondering what the day's crisis may entail.  If deadlines and statutes [...]

Contingency Fee and Client Expectations: The Difficulty in Not Billing For Your Time

By | March 17th, 2015|Challenges in the contingency fee practice, Client expectations in the contingency fee practice, Contingency Fees, Proactive actions in the contingency fee practice, Soul Of Lawyers Articles, Uncategorized|

The contingency fee is often a source of great freedom for lawyers and their clients.  The courts have held it ethical in that it prevents an unfair barrier to the access to the legal system.  Many lawyers embrace it for their practices as under favorable circumstances it often creates a 'windfall' in that the time [...]

It’s Not You It Is Me: A Lawyer’s Journey With Blame and Personal Responsibility

By | December 2nd, 2014|Personal Responsibility and Law, Soul Of Lawyers Articles, Uncategorized, Victim Consciousness and Law|

Law and principles of justice imply there are true victims and rightful blame.  The civil justice system provides for financial compensation in the case of losses and quantifies much of the damages on the basis of suffering as in the case of personal injury claims.  In Florida where I practice law, the state statute that [...]

Depression In Law and Life: The Soul’s Journey Toward Wholeness

By | November 24th, 2014|Depression and Law, Depression as the Soul's Call, Lawyers and Depression, Soul Of Lawyers Articles, Soul View of Depression|

There is probably no one among us who has not felt some form of depression in their life.  It is defined as a mood disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the most widely used criteria for diagnosis of the American Psychiatric Association) which requires depressed mood or anhedonia (inability to experience [...]

Setting Goals Is Not Enough: The Key to Making Changes in Your Law Practice and Life

By | November 18th, 2014|Competing commitments and Lawyers, Examination of Assumptions and Perspective Shift, Immunity to Change and Lawyers, Resistance to Change and Lawyers, Self-examination and Lawyers, Self-improvement and Lawyers, Soul Of Lawyers Articles, Successful Change and Lawyers, Uncategorized|

It is nearly the end of the year and soon there will be the New Year's Resolutions.  Even without this tradition, as driven professionals, many of us are quite accustomed to setting regular goals for ourselves.  The reality is most of us are resistant to change.  This resistance includes the things we want to change and [...]