Lawyering & Social Change: A Mindfulness Retreat for Law Professionals and Students
Aug 29th - All Day
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.
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