For Law Professionals

The Meditative Perspective – A brief document prepared by the Bay Area Working Group on Law and Meditation summarizing the case for mindfulness in law.

Reversed On Appeal: The Uncertain Future of President Obama’s “Empathy Standard” – John Paul Rollert (Yale Law Journal Online, 2010) – a fascinating exploration of President Obama’s commitment to hiring judges possessing empathy and deep life experience, and the political firestorm it incited.

The Contemplative Lawyer: On the Potential Contributions of Mindfulness Meditation to Law Students, Lawyers, and their Clients – Leonard Riskin (Harvard Negotiation Law Review, 2002) – Among the best and most foundational articles on the relevance of meditation to legal education and law practice. A must-read for anyone interested in the subject.

Mindful Lawyer Conference
 (Video, audio, articles + much more) –  The website of the Mindful Lawyer Conference is a trove of media, including guided meditations, videos from the 2010 conference, readings, and more.