MILS 2021 National Conference

Mindfulness and Civility in Challenging Times: A Pilgrimage to Memphis

June 3-5, 2021. 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.


* 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

Join us in Memphis


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.



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

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.



* 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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