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Lawyering & Social Change: A Mindfulness Retreat for Law Professionals and Students

Mindfulness has been gaining acceptance within the legal profession as a technique for developing concentration, improving emotional resilience, and mitigating the stress of law work. And as our society faces the need for deep change, mindfulness has also become a valuable resource for lawyers-regardless of one's practice area-to meet those challenges, as a way to develop introspection, wisdom, and compassion, and to reduce unconscious bias.

In this workshop, law profeWill open for registration on 4/25/2017 ssionals and students will have an opportunity to deepen their meditation practice, build community with fellow lawyer-meditators, and to explore the particular importance of mindfulness to lawyers in a time of social change. The retreat will include evening talks and CLE presentations by lawyers and meditation teachers on principles of mindfulness; applying mindfulness to strengthen lawyering skills, enhance wellbeing and build resilience; and the ways that mindfulness can foster individual and institutional change.

Offering 3 units of MCLE credit, including 1 unit of Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society, 1 unit of Competence Issues, and 1 unit Legal Ethics.

Spirit Rock extends a special invitation to young adults (age 18-26) who wish to attend this retreat at a rate of $35 per night, on a first come, first serve basis. A limited number of special rates are available, please apply early.

Teachers: Wes Nisker, Norman Fischer, Charles Halpern, Rhonda Magee, Dan Carlin, Doug Chermak (movement)

Friday, August 25, 3:00pm - Tuesday, August 29, 11:30am

$1035 - $470 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 292R17.

Will open for registration on 4/25/2017