Mindfulness and the Bar, Bench and Academy
Mindfulness is quickly becoming a recognizable aspect of many state bar offerings to its members and law school of its students, staff, and faculty. The judiciary too has begun to orient around the value of this contemplative practice which has received a great deal of attention in areas of neuroscience research and medical health.

Whether oriented around its health benefits (mindfulness practices associated with stress-reduction, anxiety, depression, immune functioning), neuroscience findings (mindfulness practices associated with thicker regions of the brain, greater interconnectivity among brain regions), or direct personal experience (greater efficacy in the practice of lawyering and judging, enhanced civility, greater ease at home with family and friends), mindfulness is becoming more accessible to lawyers, judges, law students, and law professors.

This website offers information on the ways that mindfulness is being integrated into the legal profession.