CLE Materials for Mindful Lawyering Retreat at the Garrison Institute

Session 1: Turning Challenges into the Path – Mindfulness and Dealing With Stress

2-3 pm Friday, May 8, 2015

1 CLE credit – Law Practice Management

Presented by Norman Fischer and Charles Halpern

  1. Larry Krieger and Kenneth Sheldon, Excerpt of “What Makes Lawyers Happy? Transcending the Anecdotes with Data from 6200 Lawyers.” George Washington University Law Review, Vol. 83, 2015 (forthcoming).
  2. Norman Fischer, Excerpt from “Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the PRactice of Lojong. (Shambhala, 2013)
  3. Ron Greenberg. “Now and Zen.” California Lawyer Magazine (April 2003).

Listen to audio of the presentation here

Session 2: Connection to Other: The Impact of Meditation on a Lawyer’s Obligation to Serve the Public

9-10 am Saturday, May 9, 2015

1 CLE credit – Ethics

Presented by Victor Goode

  1. Howard Lesnick. “Legal Education’s Concern With Justice: A Conversation with a Critic.” Journal of Legal Education, 35, No. 3 (September 1985), pp. 414-420
  2. ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 6.1 (“Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service”)

Listen to audio of the presentation here.

Session 3: Mindfulness, Professional Competence, and Effective Client Communication

2-3 pm Saturday, May 9, 2015

1 CLE credit – Law Skills

Presented by Charles Halpern

  1. NY Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1 (“Competence”)
  2. NY Rules of Professional Conduct 1.4 (“Communications”)
  3. The Standards of Civility — 22 NYCRR part 1200, Appendix, “Statement of Client Rights.”
  4. Charles Halpern. “The Mindful Perspective in Law.” February 2015.

Listen to audio of the presentation here.

Other audio from the retreat:

Jonathan Rose: A Client’s Perspective on Mindful Lawyering 

Nikki Mirghafori: The How and Why of Practice


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