Eric Sirotkin- Legal Counsel
Eric Sirotkin helps people and nations navigate conflict in a way that enhances their well-being and health. He trains lawyers to integrate wellness principles into their practices to benefit both themselves and their clients wherein the conflict becomes an opportunity for transformation and growth.
Since 1981 he has engaged in complex litigation in many cases against major multi-billion dollar corporations, universities, and governmental entities that have addressed constitutional violations, free speech rights, discrimination, fraud, and more. He served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of New Mexico School of Law and regularly guest lectures on campuses.
Around the world he has spoken about ubuntu, peace and justice, and engaged in peacebuilding activities in India, Peru, Cuba, South Africa, Japan, Vietnam, North and South Korea, France, Canada, the Netherlands, and China. In 1991 he assisted with the new Constitution in South Africa, was a UN-sponsored election observer at President Mandela’s election, and coordinated an international monitoring Project of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It was through this experience that he learned about the wisdom of ubuntu and interjected a new more holistic method to his efforts to resolve conflict and into his life.
Eric helped found the New Mexico Human Rights Coalition, the Ashland Culture of Peace Commission, the Ubuntuworks Education Project, the NLG Korean Peace Project and is the Executive Producer of the award-winning film Committing Poetry in Times of War. He was the recipient of the City of Albuquerque Human Rights Award. He is author of Witness: A Lawyers Journey from Litigation to Liberation and Surviving and Thriving in the Workplace: What every employee needs to know but is afraid to ask.
Eric received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit School of Law. He maintains an active law practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is the CEO of Interactive Entertainment Company, whose patented processes are impacting the convergence of television, the internet and reality. His boys also let him tag along as their business manager in their music careers and he has built homes of adobe, straw bale, and other ecological materials in New Mexico, Oregon, and Mexico.