Mindful lawyering: it’s not complicated but it’s also not easy. Because it’s not easy to pay attention with intention, to be kind and friendly all the time, to show restraint and not conceit, to be insightful.

It is a good aspiration, though – not a better one than becoming skillful at litigation or drafting or negotiating, but a complimentary one: the aspiration to cultivating the intention to pay attention; kindness and friendliness towards even the “other” side; insight.

And what could be better for our clients (and the world), than to add that aspiration to the law? What could be better for our own wellbeing as well?