How Practicing Mindfulness Can Make You a Better Lawyer and a Healthier Person

$30 for MBA members | $50 non-members

“To be a good lawyer, one has to be a healthy lawyer.” - Report from the ABA National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being

Many lawyers struggle with the stress and anxiety of practicing law. In 2017, the ABA National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being issued a report titled The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change. The report suggested mindfulness as a way to “enhance a host of competencies related to lawyer effectiveness, including increased focus and concentration, working memory, critical cognitive skills, reduced burnout, and ethical and rational decision-making.”

John Devlin has been litigating and trying cases for more than two decades. John initially became interested in mindfulness because he was looking for ways to deal with stress and anxiety. He discovered that becoming more mindful also made him a more effective lawyer. He was more present when talking to clients and witnesses. He was able to respond rather than react to difficult situations, and remain calm during particularly stressful moments.

Join us for this CLE, where John will share what he has learned about mindfulness. He will discuss the scientific research on the benefits of mindfulness, and offer practical tips on how to get started. You do not need any prior experience with mindfulness, only curiosity about the topic.

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Date & Time
Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 12-1pm
Remote attendance only via Zoom
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Credit Types
Mental Health/Substance Use

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