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Quiet Justice: Teaching Mindfulness to Lawyers

Quiet Justice: Teaching Mindfulness to Lawyers

Mar 31, 2011-- "When I tell people that I teach a class in law and meditation at UC Berkeley's law school, I often hear snorts of disbelief," Charles Halpern laughs. But the class is no joke. It's part of a groundbreaking movement that has quietly been taking hold in the legal profession over the past two decades: a movement to bring mindfulness into the practice of law and legal education. To a career that tops all American professions in instances of depression, substance abuse, and suicide, Halpern explains in this Greater Good essay why mindfulness is such a necessary and effective tool. (11556 reads)

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