More About Mindfulness & The Law

Leonard Riskin, Annual Saltman Lecture: “Further Beyond Reason: Emotions, the Core Concerns, and Mindfulness in Negotiation,” Nevada Law Review, Forthcoming; University of Florida 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)

The Meditative Perspective

2014 Annual Report of The Mindfulness Initiative at Berkeley Law

(We’ve provided Amazon links for the books for your convenience. Warrior One is an Amazon affiliate, though, so if you use the link we earn a small fee on your purchase. You can also go directly to Amazon to buy the books or, better yet, support your local independent bookstore, which will have these books or can order them for you.)

Linda Graham, MFT, Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being (2013)
Deb Calloway Book Cover Deborah Calloway, Becoming a Joyful Lawyer (2012)
  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)
  Scott Rogers, The Six Minute Solution: A Mindfulness Primmer for Lawyers (2009)
  Scott Rogers, Mindfulness for Law Students: Using the Power of Mindfulness to Achieve Balance and Success in Law School (2009)
  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)
Charles Halpern, Making Waves and Riding the Currents: Activism and the Practice of Wisdom (2008)
  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)

Websites, Video and Audio Sources

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

The Mindfulness Initiative at Berkeley Law: Mindfulness programs at UC Berkeley School of Law and of general interest to lawyers and law students. In addition, here is a link to their YouTube channel, with talks from some of the luminaries in mindfulness practice and education.

Center for Understanding in Conflict: Mindfulness-infused trainings and programs that challenge the traditional terms of conflict, for mediators and litigators.

Cutting Edge Law:  International perspective on cutting-edge practices in law including the Integrative Law Movement, holistic law, restorative justice, mindfulness practices and more.

The Mindful Lawyer Conference: Website of the conference, held at Berkeley Law in 2010.  Many of the speakers’ talks are available.

The Anxious Lawyer: Website offering advice and mindfulness courses for lawyers in San Francisco.

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center: Information on mindfulness research, guided meditations

UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness: Info on mindfulness, as well as various programs open to the public.

Dharma Seed: thousands of free, download-able talks on mindfulness

Sounds True: courses, videos and talks on mindfulness, meditation and spirituality


InsightTimer (iPhone & Android): simple, elegant timer, allows you to choose how long you want to practice + what bells to ring. Tracks your sessions and allows you to connect with other practitioners.

Simply Being (iPhone & Android): 5-, 10- and 15-minute mindfulness sessions with or without audio accompaniment.

Retreat and Mindfulness Training Centers

There are retreat centers and mindfulness trainings available in just about every major city in the US, in many cities in Europe, and throughout Asia. We’ve listed two centers, one in the San Francisco Bay Area and one in Massachusetts. If you don’t live near one of these, the best way to find a mindfulness center near you is to Google “mindfulness” and “[your city].”

Spirit Rock, Woodacre, California. About 30 minutes north of San Francisco, Spirit Rock offers mindfulness programs, including morning, evening, day-long, 5-, 7- and 10-day programs and retreats, as well as longer, one- and two-month retreats. Periodically, Spirit Rock also offers a Retreat for Lawyers. Check the calendar for upcoming offerings for lawyers.

Insight Meditation Society, Barre, Massachusetts. Retreats and courses in mindfulness meditation


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