What if the introverted lawyer really was a scholar-athlete? Heidi Kristin Brown is, perhaps, best known for her work as the author of two books, “The Introverted Lawyer” and “Untangling Fear in Lawyering.” Through that work, she is often referred to the introverted lawyer—an ode to her book and her persona, one that she might say didn’t always serve her well in private practice.
But to know Heidi, and disclaimer I barely do, is to know that while she may be introverted, she is not a wallflower. And perhaps we err in associating the two as related.
Recently, Heidi, a voracious writer, penned an article for the American Bar Association hypothesizing a possible reimagining of what it means to be a lawyer. To Heidi, a part of that reimagination is focusing more on the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of being a lawyer. A critic may say that, historically, lawyers focus too much on the occupational and intellectual components of their job. But at what cost?