Judi Cohen formed Warrior One and created Essential Mindfulness for Lawyers®, nationally recognized for its originality and excellence in integrating traditional mindfulness, groundbreaking neuroscience and the science and psychology of the legal mind. Judi has presented to a wide range of global, U.S. and local firms, in-house legal departments, bench and bar associations, legal conferences, and law schools.
Her work and the work of Warrior One has been featured in various publications including, most recently, in the Wall Street Journal and the Oregon Bar Journal. She is the author of numerous articles on the importance of using mindfulness tools for more effective lawyering and to cultivate greater happiness and wellbeing in the law, and also leads The Wake Up Call, Warrior One’s weekly, online community of lawyers, judges, mediators, law professors and professional development leaders learning to integrate mindfulness solutions into the profession.
Prior to founding Warrior One, Judi practiced law from 1984 to 2014 and also taught academic courses at the University of San Francisco School of Law from 2000 to 2010. She now teaches EML at Berkeley Law and Golden Gate University School of Law. Judi is a member of the Bay Area Working Group for Law and Meditation, a group of lawyers, judges, mediators, and law professors who have met monthly for over a decade with Zen teacher Zoketsu Norman Fischer to investigate the intersection of mindfulness and law. She lives and works in Sonoma, California.