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Mindfulness / Panel Written Materials

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Why Lawyer Well-Being Matters to Clients, Law Firms, and Lawyers 

National Task Force on Attorney Well-Being, Creating a Movement to Improve WellBeing in the Legal Profession, The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change (Aug. 2017)

Roberta Tepper Balancing Act – Lawyers, Time and Life, ABA Law Practice Today (Feb 2018)

Jerome M. Organ, David B. Jaffe, Katherine M. Bender, Suffering in Silence: The Survey of Law Student Well-Being and The Reluctance of Law Students to Seek Help for Substance Use and Mental Health Concerns, 66 J. of Legal Education 1 (2016) 

Teresa F. Frisbie, Why Mindfulness Practice Can Make Lawyers Better at Conflict Resolution, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (June 22, 2016)

Lawrence S. Kreiger and Kennon M. Sheldon, What Makes Lawyers Happy, A Data-Driven Prescription to Redefine Professional Success, 83 George Washington L. Rev. 554 (2015) (found in Party Law Commons and Psychology Commons, ir.law.fsu.edu/articles)

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 p.m. Introduction To Mindfulness, Plenary Mindfulness in Law Society, Mindfulness for Lawyer’s Starter Kit

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch and Featured Speaker: Mindfulness and Professional Responsibility Hon. Ricardo Urbina, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (Ret.):

Jan L. Jacobowitz, Mindfulness and Professionalism

Scott Rogers and Jan L. Jacabowitz, Mindfulness and Professional Responsibility (Mindfulness Press, 2012)

Brenda Fingold, Beyond Knowledge and Good Intentions: The Role of Mindfulness in Effective and Ethical Lawyering (Handout, 2018)

Rhonda V. Magee, Mindfulness plays role in educating lawyers to confront racism.

Rhonda V. Magee, Brenda Fingold, Mindfulness and Well-Being, Trial Magazine (March 2018)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The Science: Recognizing & Breaking Stress Habits

Judson Brewer, The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why we Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits (Yale University Press 2017) Judson Brewer, A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit (TED Talk)

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Integrating Mindfulness into Practice, Plenary

Thalia Gonzalez, Roots to Rise: Mindful Lawyering for Social Justice, N.Y.U. Rev. of Law & Soc. Change (2017)

David Zlotnick, Integrating Mindfulness Theory and Practice into Trial Advocacy (Journal of Legal Education)

Becky Beaupre Gillespie, Mindfulness is Going Mainstream in Legal Practice (ABA Journal 2013)

Jan L. Jacobowitz, Mindfulness and Professionalism

Katherine Larkin-Wong, A Newbie’s Impression: One Student’s Mindfulness Impressions (Journal of Legal Education (2012)

Scott Rogers and Jan L. Jacabowitz, Mindfulness and Professional Responsibility (Mindfulness Press, 2012)

Brenda Fingold, Beyond Knowledge and Good Intentions: The Role of Mindfulness in Effective and Ethical Lawyering (Handout, 2018)

Break 3:20 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. 3:35 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. Small Group Discussions, Breakouts

Jan L. Jacobowitz, Mindfulness and Professionalism in Paul Haskins, ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF THE PROFESSIONAL LAWYER (ABA PUBLICATIONS, 2013)

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mindfulness and the Path to Lawyer Well Being, Plenary

Leonard L. Riskin, The Contemplative Lawyer: On the Potential Contributions of Mindfulness Meditation to Law Students, Lawyers, and their Clients, 7 Harvard Negotiation Law Review 1-66 (2002)

Leonard L. Riskin & Rachel Wohl, Mindfulness in the Heat of Conflict: Taking STOCK, 20 Harvard Negotiation Law Review 121-155 (2015).

Leonard L. Riskin, Annual Saltman Lecture: Further Beyond Reason: Mindfulness, Emotions, and the Core Concerns in Negotiation, 10 Nevada Law Journal 289-337 (2010). 

Patrick R. Krill, Ryan Johnson, Linda Albert, The Prevalence of Substance Abuse and Other Mental Health Concerns Among American Attorneys, 10 J. of Addiction Medicine 1 (Jan-Feb. 2016) 

Thalia Gonzalez, Roots to Rise: Mindful Lawyering for Social Justice, N.Y.U. Rev. of Law & Soc. Change (2017)

Brenda Fingold, Mindfulness and Well-Being, Trial Magazine (March 2018) 

Patricia Thompson, How Mindfulness Helped a Workplace Diversity Exercise, Harvard Business Review (January 16, 2017)

Rhonda Magee, How Mindfulness Can Defeat Racial Bias, Mind & Body (May 14, 2015)

Steven Keeva, Transforming Practices: Finding Joy and Satisfaction in Legal Life (ABA Books, 1999)

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