Contemplative Judging & Lawyering: Implications for Justice, Professionalism & Wellbeing

Thursday February 2nd, 2017 - 3:35 PM
(1.5 Ethics/Professionalism CLE) This session will examine, from several different perspectives, the benefits of mindfulness practices for lawyers and judges. The initial focus will be a review of recent scientific research on the neurological, physical and emotional benefits of a mindfulness practice, presented by Dr. Amishi Jha, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Miami and a nationally recognized expert on this topic. Following Dr. Jha's presentation, other panelists will describe how they have benefitted personally and professionally from building mindfulness techniques and practices into their professional lives and daily routines. Lt. Col. Jannell MacAulay, an Iraq combat veteran who leads programs on performance enhancement for the United States Air Force, will share her experiences implementing mindfulness practices in the military. Senior U.S. District Judge Alan Gold of the Southern District of Florida will present a judge's view, and Timothy Tosta, Esq., a partner in the national law firm Arent Fox, will share his perspective as a practicing attorney. The session will be moderated by Senior U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel, Director of the Federal Judicial Center, who has written about and trained federal and state judges on the application of mindfulness to judging.
Speakers: Hon. Alan Stephen Gold, Hon. Jeremy Fogel , Lt. Col. Jannell MacAulay, Ph.D., Timothy A. Tosta
Written Material(s): Contemplative Judging and Lawyering - Implications for Justice Professionalism and Wellbeing.pdf

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