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Mindfulness and Law

Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to being present. There is no "performance." There is just this moment. Jon Kabat-Zinn, from "Wherever You Go, There You Are."

Mindfulness and Law Practice




Clark Freshman, Judging and Mindfulness: How to Use Mindfulness to Improve Judging and Reduce Bias, 2 Judges' Book 79 (2018).   

Suzanne Craig Robertson, Just Breathe:  How Mindfulness & Meditation Can Ease Stress in Your Life and Law Practice,  52 Tenn. B.J.12 (2016).

Jan L. Jacobowitz, The Benefits of Mindfulness for Lawyers, 20 TLY 14 (2016)

Leslie A. Gordon, Stressed Out: How to Avoid Burnout and Debilitating Anxiety, 101 A.B.A. J. 59 (2015).

Kristen Glover, Mindfulness in Law Schools and Legal Practice, 64 Va. Law. 47(2015).

William S. Blatt, What's Special About Meditation: Contemplative Practice for American Lawyers, 7 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 125 (2002).

Leonard L. Riskin, The Contemplative Lawyer: On the Potential Contributions of Mindfulness Meditation to Law Students, Lawyers, and their Clients, 7 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 1 (2002)


Federal Judicial Center, Mindfulness and Judging: Resources for Judges