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2015 Spirit Rock Lawyers Retreat

Effective Lawyering: The Meditative Perspective – Continuing Legal Education Materials Page

Presentation #1:
“Mindful Conflict: Practicing Peace vs. Going to War”

Presented by Judi Cohen
2:30-4:00 pm, Saturday
Oct. 10, 2015
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Reading:
Mindful Conflict – CLE Materials

Presentation #2:
“Mindful Criminal Justice: Integrating mindfulness into professional conduct, institutions, and legal principles”

Presented by Charlie Halpern
9:00-10:00 am
Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Readings:
Carlin, Dan. “Conference Summary Paper – Mindful Justice: Creating a Criminal Justice System Grounded in Mindfulness, Compassion and Human Dignity.” Mindful Justice Working Paper Series (Sept. 2015) (pp. 18-21)
Carlin, Dan and Robin Fisher. “Mindfulness Training in the Santa Clara County Justice System.” Mindful Justice Working Paper Series (Sept. 2015).

Presentation #3:
“Providing Effective Representation by Accurately Representing Yourself.”

Presented by Doug Chermak, Jeena Cho, Emily Doskow, Mark Rabil
2:45-4:15 pm
Oct. 11, 2015
Readings:
Van der Kolk, Bessel. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma. pp. 263-276. Penguin (2015).
Neff, Kristin. Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind. pp. 3-17, 80-106. Harper-Collins (2011).
Levin, Andrew, et al. The effect of attorneys’ work with trauma-exposed clients on PTSD symptoms, depression, and functional impairment: A cross-lagged longitudinal study.” Law and human behavior 36.6 (2012): 538.

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