Resources

RESOURCES FOR A SMARTER, SANER & HAPPIER PRACTICE

Websites for Lawyers Interested in Cultivating Mindfulness, and Intellectual + Emotional Intelligence:

Warrior One: Mindfulness Training and Coaching for Smarter, Saner Law Practice: Information on Essential Mindfulness for Lawyers trainings, and confidential, mindfulness-based executive coaching for lawyers.

The Mindful Lawyer Conference: Website of the first national conference on law and mindfulness, held at Berkeley Law in 2010.  Many of the speakers’ talks are posted in video on this site. 

The Mindful Lawyer: Programs on mindfulness for lawyers and law students in Florida. 

Cutting Edge Law:  Information on cutting-edge practices in law from holistic law to restorative justice to mindfulness practices; international perspective. 

Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law:  Mindfulness projects for law students and talks for the legal community in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

International Coaching Federation:  Umbrella organization for coaches practicing executive coaching, life coaching and other types of coaching. 

Center for Contemplative Mind in Society:  Information and programs on mindfulness in education and in other areas although no longer in law.

Articles on the Importance of Coaching to Increase Effectiveness and Happiness for Lawyers: 

Andrew Elowitt, “Coaching: The Cornerstone of Professional Development,” ABA Law Practice Magazine, September/October 2012

Alex Vorro, “Coaching In-House Counsel Helps Perfect Their Game,” InsideCounsel Magazine, February 1, 2012

Articles and Papers on Mindfulness as a Way to Cultivate Effectiveness, Happiness, a More Powerful Practice, and Other Positive Qualities in Lawyers and the Law:

Judi Cohen, “Stopping the War Within: Mindfulness as Stress Relief for Lawyers” 

Rhonda V. Magee, Educating Lawyers to Meditate?,” University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, Forthcoming; University of San Francisco Law Research Paper No. 2011-14, October 9, 2010

Robin Welford Slocum, “An Inconvenient Truth: The Need to Educate Emotionally Competent Lawyers,” Chapman University Law Research Paper No 11-31, July 19, 2011 

Leonard Riskin, Annual Saltman Lecture: “Further Beyond Reason: Emotions, the Core Concerns, and Mindfulness in Negotiation,” Nevada Law Review, Forthcoming; University of Floriday College of Law Research Paper No. 2010-05, January 19, 2010

Angela Harris, Margaretta Lin & Jeff Selbin, “From The Art of War to Being Peace: Mindfulness and Community Lawyering in a Neoliberal Age,” 95 CAL. L. REV. 2073, 2076 (2007)

Susan Daicoff, “Law as a Healing Profession: The Comprehensive Law Movement,” 6 PEPP. DISP. RESOL. L.J. 1 (2006) 

Leonard L. Riskin, “The Contemplative Lawyer: On the Potential Contributions of Mindfulness Meditation to Law Students, Lawyers, and Their Clients,” 7 HARV. NEGOT. L. REV. 1, 33-65 (2002)

Working Group on Law and Meditation, The Meditative Perspective

Great Books on Happiness in General, Mindfulness in General, Mindfulness and Law, and Happiness and Law:

Linda Graham, MFT, Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being (2013)

Daniel J. Siegel, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind (2012)

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment – and Your Life (2011)

Daniel J. Siegel, Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (2010)

Nancy Levit and Douglas O. Linder, The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law (2010)

J. Kim Wright, Lawyers as Peacemakers: Practicing Holistic, Problem-Solving Law (2010)

Shauna L. Shapiro & Linda E. Carlson, The Art And Science Of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness Into Psychology And The Helping Professions (2009)

Gary Friedman and Jack Himmelstein, Challenging Conflict: Mediation Through Understanding (2009)

Jack Kornfield, Meditation for Beginners (2008)

Thich Nhat Hanh, Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames (2002)

Sharon Salzberg,  Lovingkindness, the Revolutionary Art of Happiness (2002)

Steven Keeva, Transforming Practices: Finding Joy And Satisfaction In The Legal Life (1999)

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living: Using The Wisdom Of Your Body And Mind To Face Stress, Pain, And Illness (1990)

Brother David Steindl-Rast and Henri J. M. Nouwen, Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer: An Approach to Life in Fullness (1984)

 

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