Apr 06, 2007 What makes one a hippie lawyer?
A fellow National Lawyers Guild member has selected the intriguing URL of www.hippielawyer.com. Hippielawyer is Alan Graf. He lives on a commune of sorts in western Tennessee.
Although I do not consider myself a hippie, the hippie era — which fully emerged when I was in my single digits — has influenced me significantly, including the importance of doing your own thing. Among my many influences from the hippie era are the Chicago Seven trial; Ram Dass and his heavily influential Be Here Now (if "be here now" were applied by all people, the world would be a much better and more peaceful place); Bhagavan Das, who introduced Ram Dass to being here now; and Jack Kerouac, whose On the Road approach to life and writings heavily influenced the hippie movement. Jon Katz.