Track 1B
The Heart of Law Practice: How Attorneys Can Cultivate Compassion to Help Themselves and More Effectively and Ethically Serve Clients
Duration: 60 Minutes

More and more lawyers are embracing mindfulness practices, but knowledge of compassion practices is far less common. Research suggests, however, that compassion practices are as beneficial for attorneys who deal with stress and conflict every day. This session will provide training in compassion practices to help attorneys increase happiness, maintain a thriving law practice, and live up to ethical obligations.

Learning Objectives

  • What compassion is and how it is embedded in legal work and attorney ethical obligations.
  • How compassion can affect human wellbeing and mitigate the bodily stress response.
  • Steps all attorneys can take to increase compassion and wellbeing in their lives and law practices.