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MILS 2020 National Conference

Mindfulness and Civility in Challenging Times: A Pilgrimage to Memphis

June 11-13, 2020. Memphis, TN

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Join us on a nonpartisan exploration of how mindful awareness can improve civil behavior and dialogue in today’s challenging social and political environment. Education. Skill-building. Fellowship of like-minded people. Live and on-line. 10 hours CLE credit pending, including ethics, professionalism, cultural awareness and elimination of bias.

Partners

* National Partners: Mintz Levin, National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being

* American Bar Association Partners: Section of Dispute Resolution, Committee on Lawyer Assistance Programs

* Regional and Local Partners: Alabama Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, University of Memphis School of Law

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Program

The conference will be a rich blend of learning, skill-building, and camraderie with like-minded people. You will learn why today’s political environment is so difficult, how to use mindfulness to manage your emotions and interact with others effectively, authentically and constructively, and how to bring your practice to the world through mindful engagement.

 

Program

COVID-19 Plan

The conference is a live and livestreamed event. If it becomes unwise to offer it live, we will still offer it online for the online price (half live admission). We will provide updates here and to registrants 6 and 3 weeks before the conference to facilitate travel planning.

Registration: Because of the uncertainty, registration will proceed as follows:

  1. Early bird rates will stay in place until April 1.
  2. Live attendees will pay a deposit of half price to reserve their spots.
  3. If the live conference makes, the balance will be due upon arrival in Memphis. If it does not make, live registrations will be converted to online registrations, or we will provide a full refund of your deposit.

Sponsorships: We will continue to honor all commitments to sponsors. If there is not a live event, we will integrate placement commitments into the online presentation.

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Conference Information

Hotels: We have a large bloc of rooms at three hotels within a short walk of the Memphis School of Law, Beale Street, and other sites of interest.   The conference rate is $149 per night at all three hotels. Register online below:

CLE: 10 Hours of Tennessee and Alabama CLE Credit (pending), including ethics, professionalism, cultural awareness, and elimination of bias. For help with getting credit in non-reciprocity states, contact LTinley@apexmanage.com.

Travel Logistics: The hotels are a 15 minute ride from the airport, and a short walk from the conference site at the Memphis School of law.

Conference registration begins on Thursday at noon at law school, and on Friday at 8 a.m. for late arrivals. Sessions on Friday and Saturday are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, and the conference closes at 5:15 on Saturday. The optional monastery retreat is from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The bus will leave the monastery at 1:30 p.m. and arrive at the Memphis airport at 2:30 p.m. All times approximate.

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Highlights:

* Keynote from Rhonda Magee, The Inner Work of Social Justice
* 10 Hours CLE Pending, Including Ethics, Professionalism, Cultural Awareness and Elimination of Bias
* Reception at the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel
* Learn New Insights and Practical Skills

  • Membership - $75 / 1 year Yearly Cost
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