The legal profession is demanding. It’s easy to stress about cases, feel pushed to work long hours, and form habits that can deprive you of sleep, jeopardize your relationships, and affect your health. It’s no wonder that lawyers experience higher levels of anxiety, depression, and substance abuse than other professions.
Mindfulness for Lawyers won’t solve all of those problems, but it will introduce you to the practice of being present in the moment without judgment. Practiced regularly, mindfulness can improve memory, attention span, focus, and creative thinking—the exact aptitudes lawyers need daily. It also can help relieve stress and achieve better work-life balance.
Join us for Mindfulness for Lawyers, a free panel discussion featuring:
- Anjali Bindra Patel, Co-Founder and CEO of Sweatours, a well being platform for law students and lawyers
- Kesia Brown, Assistant Director (Career Counselor), Office of Public Interest & Community Service, Georgetown University Law Center
- Melvin White, partner at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe LLP
The panel will be moderated by Matt Henjum, attorney in the Department of Energy’s Office of the General Counsel.
Lawyers and law students like will benefit from learning the brain science behind mindfulness and gaining tips for incorporating easy mindfulness practices into your daily routine.
Bring your lunch; we’ll provide drinks and dessert. Invite a frazzled friend or worn-out co-worker to join you!
Thank you to K&L Gates for hosting!
Mindfulness for Lawyers is co-sponsored with the Mindfulness in Law Society, the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Washington, DC, the Hispanic Bar Association of DC, and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association.