Mindfulness is Going Mainstream in the Legal Field

Anywhere from 12 to 20 law schools in the United States offer mindfulness courses. A recent law blog explores what that means for students and lawyers alike. 

In a short period of time, mindfulness has graduated from a niche practice to an accepted, evidence-based approach. It’s no surprise then that members of the legal field are beginning to find benefits in mindfulness for combating stress and sharpening decision-making skills

A recent post from the ABA law blog tells the story of one lawyer who used mindfulness meditation to help him cope with his melonoma diagnosis. The blog then touched on some of the recent developments in bringing mindfulness into legal practice, including mentions of law schools with mindfulness components to their programs, and the various bar associations that include some sort of mindfulness component in their operations.

To read the blog post, “Mindfulness in legal practice is going mainstream,” click here.

To learn more about how mindfulness is working and growing in the legal field, you might want to watch an interview with Charles Halpern on the formation of the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law—Berkeley being the first U.S. law school with a full mindfulness curriculum.

You might also want to read “The Law of Mindfulness,” where Barry Boyce, Editor-in-Chief of Mindful, profiles three mindfulness programs for lawyers that promote a more effective and sustainable justice system.