About Mindfulness for the Legal Mind
Why mindfulness for lawyers? Simple. Mindfulness is the cultivation of present-moment awareness, and of qualities of mind essential to the ethical practice of law: patience, compassion, clarity, wisdom, and more. Great lawyers know how to embody these qualities, so what does mindfulness add? Something essential: the ability to cultivate and pattern the mind so that in any given moment, we aren’t relying on chance but instead are able to choose which qualities to lead with, no matter how stressful the situation or how high the stakes. And also, so that we’re able – and remember – to choose kindness, self-compassion, and rest, when we get home.