Dade-County Bar Association

Articles:
May 2012. “Mindfulness: A Challenge for our Times” Judge Alan Gold writes about the important role mindfulness can play in helping lawyers and judges relate more effectively to the stressful situations they encounter in the practice of law. Gold suggests that mindfulness practice can help with stress reduction which, in turn, will lead to greater civility in the practice of law and great health and well-being among members of the profession. Click here to read this article on-line.

March 2012. “Mindfulness Matters.” Scott Rogers writes about the formation of the DCBA and FBA Mindfulness in Law Joint Task Force and of an upcoming series in which judges, lawyers, and professors will serve as guest columnists sharing their thoughts and experiences with mindfulness in law. Click here to read the article online.

November 2011. “Mindfulness Matters.” Scott Rogers writes about mindfulness in law and the South Florida Mindfulness in Law Committee. Click here to download this article.
News:
June 1, 2012: Judge Alan Gold will present the keynote luncheon address on mindfulness in law at the “A View from the Bench” program sponsored by the Daily Business Review.

May 11, 2012. The DCBA/FBA Mindfulness Sitting Group met at the DCBA office for its first group sitting. The group met at 12:00 and at 12:15 enjoyed a lightly guided mindfulness sitting. The sitting group meets the second Friday of each month.

The Mindfulness in Law Joint Task Force met on April 24, 2012 at the DCBA office. More than 30 members of the South Florida bench, bar, and academy met to meet each other, discuss mindfulness, and begin to explore ways of deepening their own experience with mindfulness and sharing it with others in the legal community.

The Mindfulness in Law Joint Task Force of the DCBA and Federal Bar Association (South Florida Chapter) had its inaugural meeting on March 20, 2012 at the DCBA office. More than 30 members of the South Florida bench, bar, and academy met to meet each other, discuss mindfulness, and begin to explore ways of deepening their own experience with mindfulness and sharing it with others in the legal community.

December 2011. Mindfulness in Law Task Force
Andrea Hartley, president of the Dade County Bar Association and the DCBA Board has established a Mindfulness-in-Law Task Force to explore the dissemination of information about mindfulness, the development and promotion of mindfulness programs, and the establishment and support of mindfulness lawyer groups.
Contact:
Scott Rogers at srogers@law.miami.edu.