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MILS Mindfulness Conference for Law Professors, Deans and Administrators Begins on Thursday

The Second Mindfulness in Law Society Mindfulness in the Legal Academy conference at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) begins this Thursday,  Aug. 9, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The two-day conference will include an introduction to mindfulness and panels on incorporating mindfulness into the curriculum, mindfulness and advocacy, mindfulness and professional identity, and a mini-retreat on the second day. More than 50 legal academics from nearly as many schools attended the conference last year....

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Over 100 attend First MILS National Mindfulness Conference

More than 100 lawyers, judges, law professors, law students and other legal professionals from around the country attended the first Mindfulness in Law Society National Mindfulness Conference in Chicago on Aug. 3 , both live and online.  Federal District Court Judge Ricardo Urbina was the keynote speaker. The conference was awarded 6.5 hours of CLE credit, including professional responsibility and substance abuse credit by the state of Illinois. It will be available for free public viewing on the MILS website soon. Kudos to Conference Chair and MILS VP Donn Kessler for a successful conference....

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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...

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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....

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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. https://www.bustle.com/articles/185996-this-school-replaced-detention-with-meditation-hasnt-had-one-suspension-since...

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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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Sandine honored by Tennessee Bar

Julie Sandine, founding Secretary for the Mindfulness in Law Society, has received the 2018 Tennessee State Bar's President's Award for her contributions to lawyer well-being. Sandine, who is based in Nashville, is also chair of the Tennessee Bar's Wellness Committee, and a past chair of the Balance Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Congratulations to Julie on this well-deserved honor, Julie!!!...

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Response to Legal Criticisms of Mindfulness

Florida lawyer George Delos writes a letter to the Florida Bar Journal responding to legal community concerns about mindfulness, including the idea that the promotion of mindfulness is effectively promoting a religion or cult. For what it's worth, the Mindfulness in Law Society bylaws explicitly bar the organization from preferencing one expression of the practice over another....

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