A Very Special Program: 9th Annual Rocky Mountain Retreat July 10-12, 2015

The Association of Conflict Resolution's Spiritualty Section offers an absolutely wonderful program at the The Franciscan Retreat Center in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado.  This year's event take place July 10-12.  The Keynote speaker is David Hoffman who will be joined by two dear friends and extraordinary people, Erica Ariel Fox and Rachel Wohl.  I have attended
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Attorney and President of Warrior One, Judi Cohen, has written an important article on mindfulness and the law.  In "Living (Happily) Surrounded by Conflict - Why the Mindfulness Revolution is Essential for Lawyers," she offers an extremely thoughtful introduction to mindfulness and provides a profoundly relevant and insightful application of the practice of mindfulness to the work of lawyering
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The Mindful Lawyer Digest, Summer 2014 Issue

The latest issue of the Mindful Lawyer Digest was recently sent out.  If you are not yet subscribed to the Mindful Law email list, you can read it here.The Mindful Lawyer Digest is a newsletter connecting like-minded lawyers with each other, and informing them about developments in the field of Mindfulness and the Law.  Each newsletter will feature a new Mindful Lawyer Spotlight, highlight
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The Mindful Lawyer Spotlight, July 2014

Tony Recio is a partner at the Florida law firm Weiss Serota Helfman, and he is working and residing in Miami.  Tony has been helping to encourage the growth of mindfulness and meditation practices in the local legal community through his participation in various mindfulness and law related events in Miami and at the University of Miami.  He was kind enough to share with us some of his history
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Me Mind Wandering and the CASE Method

The C.A.S.E. method is the name for a Jurisight exercise that moves from Concentrated Attention to Sensory Expansion--a basic mindfulness practice. Neuroscientist Richard Davidson and his colleagues research these two complementary contemplative practices, referring to them as Focused Attention and Open Monitoring. Research exploring mind wandering finds that we spend about half our time with our
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"Workshop on Mindfulness in Legal Education" Video Available on Berkeley Initiative's You Tube Channel

Video are available on YouTube from the "Workshop on Mindfulness in Legal Education" held at Berkeley Law here more than 50 law professors, deans, staff and students, from over 30 law schools around the country, discussed the development of mindfulness in legal education and shared ways to bring the benefits of mindfulness to law students, faculty and staff. The event was hosted by the Berkeley Initiative
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AALS Balance in Legal Education Section forms "Mindfulness in Law Affinity Group"

The Executive Committee of the Balance in Legal Education section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), led by its president, Larry Krieger and president elect, Julie Sandine, has unanimously endorsed a petition to establish a Mindfulness in Law Affinity Group. Professor Richard Reuben, of Missouri Law, who spearheaded this effort encourages law faculty interested in mindfulness to "join
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Trial Attorney, Paul Lipton, Publishes "Hour of the Wolf: An Experiment in Ageless Living"

The recently published "Hour of the Wolf: An Experiment in Ageless Living" by former Greenberg Traurig partner and trial attorney, Paul Lipton, is a wonderful treatment of what it is to live a mindful life--lessons that are readily brought into the study, practice, and teaching of law. Paul's story's, drawn from his personal life, will engage and inspire. Paul is a colleague and friend who has long
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Teaching Mindfulness

As mindfulness is making its way into public and private consciousness, it is making its way into public and private institutions. In the legal profession, mindfulness is being shared with lawyers, law professors, law students, and judges. In all of these domains, but especially so with law students, the question arises whether those who teach mindfulness should be qualified to do so--and, if so,
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BarBri Offers Mindfulness Training

BARBRI, one of the nation's most popular bar review courses, has broken important new ground by introducing a four-week mindfulness training as part of its bar prep training. In this cutting-edge offering, Christy Cassisa, BARBRI's Director of Professional Effectiveness, shares a series of four trainings to help those studying for the bar during this challenging and intense period in their professional
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Mindfulness in Law Workshop for Miami Lawyers, Judges, and Law Professors

The Mindfulness in Law Joint Task Force of the Dade-County Bar Association and Federal Bar Association (South Florida Chapter) will be holding a Mindfulness in Law Workshop on May 17th at the University of Miami School of Law. Click here to learn more.
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A Law School Dean on Mindfulness and the Law

In her recent article in the San Francisco Daily Journal, Golden Gate University Law School Dean, Rachel Van Cleave, wrote on the future of the legal profession, concluding with these words on the role of mindfulness.'Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we all need to find a way to quiet the noise around us in order for us to cultivate a less anxious and reactive posture. Responding to "the crisis"
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Law as a Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness is often looked to as a salve for a challenging and stressful work life. Its connection to the law and to the lives of law students, lawyers, faculty, and judges is growing. Less considered is law practice as a mindfulness practice. Yet it can be worthwhile to consider the wisdom inherent in the unorthodox answer to this question:Question: "I am interested in becoming a more mindful person.
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Mindfulness in Legal Education Conference at Berkeley Law

This June (6-9), the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law will be hosting the nation's first conference focusing primarily on integrating meditation into law schools. Educators from around the country will be coming together to explore and advance this important conversation. Click here to learn more.
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Mindfulness and the Law: The Law and Mindfulness

There is a natural tendency among many of us to think that the legal profession will benefit from a strong dose of mindfulness and that, perhaps in time its growing presence in the law will transform the law. I suspect this is true.It is not often that the opposite is considered as well; namely, that mindfulness will benefit from the law. The law is a system that evolved out of chaos. Mindfulness is
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"Creating a Mindful Society" workshop with Professor Rhonda Magee

Join Law Professor Rhonda Magee, Congressman Tim Ryan, Saki Santorelli, and Susan Gillis Chapman for what is sure to be a powerful mindfulness practice experience. The retreat. "Creating a Mindful Society" takes place September 27-29, 2013 at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. Click here to learn more.
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Mindful Awareness and Burden Shifting

In the law, we are keen on legal doctrines that involve burden shifting.  Here is a simple and familiar example:  A plaintiff has the burden of making a prima facie case and then the burden shifts to the defendant to rebut the prima facie showing.So often in relationships, personal and professional, things do not go as planned and we find ourselves feeling offended.  Instinctively, we
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Mindfulness in Law Conference Taking Place at Seattle University School of Law

The Seattle University School of Law and Washington Contemplative Lawyers will be convening a "Mindfulness and Law Conference" featuring Keynote Speaker Rhonda Magee. The event takes place on September 12, 2012 at Seattle University School of Law from 7:30-4:30.
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Jack Kornfield to Speak at Berkeley Law

As part of the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law speaker series, internationally regarded mindfulness teacher Jack KornfieldFeb. will be speaking at Berkeley Law on February 29th , discussing "how the wisdom of meditation can enrich the lives of lawyers and foster a more just and compassionate profession." You can learn more by visiting the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law by clicking
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Jon Kabat-Zinn Speak to Law Students on Mindfulness

As part of the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law speaker series, Jon Kabat-Zinn will be speaking at Berkeley Law on February 15th where he and Charlie Halpern will discuss mindfulness and law. You can learn more by visiting the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law by clicking here.
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