MILS Mission Statement

The mission of the Mindfulness in Law Society (MILS) is to coordinate and promote activities in the legal profession relating to mindfulness meditation, yoga, and other contemplative practices.

What We Do

MILS is the hub for mindfulness in the legal profession, bringing together lawyers, law students, faculty, Judges, and others in the legal community across the nation. We share resources and provide networking opportunities, including: practice area affinity groups, local chapters, virtual sits, webinars, and national conferences. We offer centralized resources for those who seek to create or enhance a mindfulness practice or program for themselves, their law firms, legal communities, and law schools. We are based at Southwestern Law School and are supported by a generous grant from the Lenz Foundation.

What is Mindfulness?

This video by Jon Kabat-Zinn offers a brief explanation of what Mindfulness is and how it can benefit the practice of law.

Mindfulness is the ability to be in the present moment fully, intentionally, and non-judgmentally. Practicing mindfulness cultivates many skills and mental qualities that can be helpful to those in the legal profession, including the ability to focus and concentrate, recognize and let go of distractions, and accept oneself and others openly and compassionately.