July 2018

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ABA Releases Lawyer Well-Being Toolkit

The American Bar Association has released a well-being toolkit to make it easier for lawyers and legal employers to find resources to support lawyer well-being. The focus of the toolkit is on helping legal employers support healthy work environments, which are critical for lawyer wellness. Research shows that if workplace cultures support well-being, lawyers will be better able to make good choices that allow them to thrive and be their best for clients, colleagues, and work organizations. It is a third major development by the ABA to address the issue of lawyer well-being in as many years. In 2016, the ABA and Hazelden Foundation released a study of more than 15,000 lawyers and law students that showed more than a third of all practicing lawyers and law...


Federal Judge Ricardo M. Urbina to Keynote MILS Mindfulness Conference

The Hon. Ricardo M. Urbina, who sat on the federal district court for the District of Columbia for more than 30 years, will be the luncheon keynote speaker for the MILS Mindfulness and the Path to Lawyer Well-Being conference on Aug. 3 in Chicago. His most famous cases on the bench included the Guantanamo Bay litigation (due process rights of G.B prisoners), Heller v. District of Columbia (the District of  Columbia's gun regulation violated the Second Amendment), and Electronic Privacy Information Center vs. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (passengers have privacy rights when scanned at airports by TSA)....


Low-Cost Live-Streaming Now Available for National Mindfulness Conference

The Mindfulness in Law Society is now offering low-cost live-streaming for its Aug. 3 Mindfulness and the Path to Lawyer Well-Being conference. CLE: We have also applied for 6.5 hours of CLE credit from Illinois, including professional responsibility and substance abuse, and hope to have that approved by the time of the conference. Those who attend via livestream are eligible to receive this credit upon approval.  Registration for livestream attendance is $50 for MILS members, $100 for non-members, and $75 for those who join register for the conference and join MILS. Click here to register to attend the conference via live-stream....


Study: Mindfulness Drops Need for School Discipline

“Quiet reflection” may not be a phrase you typically associate with children, but one school program shows that yoga and deep breathing might be just what some kids need to thrive. In Baltimore, Robert W. Coleman Elementary School has replaced detention with mediation. The kids are loving it, and the switch has been so successful that, in the last year, the suspension rate has dropped all the way down to zero. Yes, zero.


Pre-Registration Rates Made Permanent for National Mindfulness in Law Conference

The Mindfulness in Law Society has made permanent its pre-registration rates for the Mindfulness and the Path to Lawyer Well-Being Conference. For MILS members, registration is $175. For non-members, it is $225. If you register for the conference and join MILS, the rate is $200 (a $50 saving over the regular $75 MILS membership).  ...

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