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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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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)....

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