The newsletter of the Mindfulness in Law Society - Sept. 2018
Three things to know for September
1. Our first national mindfulness for lawyers conference on Aug. 3 was a huge success.

We had more than 100 attending live or by webcast, and all participants were eligible for 6.5 hours of general, ethics, and substance abuse CLE credits through the state of Illinois.
The presentations were fantastic – especially the lunch keynote by Federal District Judge Ricardo Urbina (ret.) and talk by Dr. Judson Brewer on the science behind mindfulness and addiction to bad habits. We will be posting the presentations on our website for free viewing after they are edited, probably around September 15.
Congratulations and thanks to Conference Chair Donn Kessler, who put together a first-class conference, ran it smoothly and graciously, and kept it within budget.
2. Local MILS chapters are beginning to form in four locations: Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, and Maryland/District of Columbia.

If you live in these areas and are interested in getting involved, please contact  Julie Sandine  and she will put you in touch with organizers in the area. Also contact Julie if you do not live in one of these areas, but are interested in finding out about starting a local MILS chapter in your area.
3. Want to get involved in the Mindfulness in Law Society? 

The Mindfulness in Law Society has volunteer leadership opportunities for people who have time and passion for the mindfulness in law movement. Particular needs include financial, organizational, and technological skills, but there is plenty else to do. 

This is a great opportunity at a great time with a leading national organization, especially for people who want to shift some of their time into more fulfilling work that brings their professional skills, experience, and energies more into alignment with their personal values. Interested persons should contact  Richard Reuben .
From the blog
MILS Mindfulness Conference for Law Professors, Deans...

The Second Mindfulness in Law Society Mindfulness in the Legal Academy conference at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) begins this Thursday, Aug. 9, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The two-day conference will include an introduction ...

Read more
Response to Legal Criticisms of Mindfulness

Florida lawyer George Delos writes a letter to the Florida Bar Journal responding to legal community concerns about mindfulness, including the idea that the promotion of mindfulness is effectively promoting a religion or cult. For what it's...

Read more
ABA Releases Lawyer Well-Being Toolkit

The American Bar Association has released a well-being toolkit to make it easier for lawyers and legal employers to find resources to support lawyer well-being. The focus of the toolkit is on helping legal employers support healthy work...

Read more
Mindfulness In Law Society
The mission of the Mindfulness in Law Society is to educate, coordinate and promote activities in the legal profession relating to mindfulness meditation, yoga, and other contemplative practices.