[Book Club] Introduction

Introduction

Welcome! We are absolutely thrilled to have you join this NAWL book club. This program was made possible by Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

This is an 8-week program to get you started on your meditation and mindfulness practice. You may be brand new to meditation and mindfulness, or you may be a seasoned practitioner. Either way, we’re happy to have you join our community.

Each week, you’ll receive an email from us with preview of the week’s practice, recap of last week’s practice, reminders for upcoming Webinars and links to the previous Webinars. These emails are designed to keep you updated on the 8-week program, to motivate you, and address any concerns.

In addition, you can join our Facebook community.

   Join the Facebook Community

How This Program Works

We’ll be using The Anxious Lawyer, An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation as our guide. You can order a copy on Amazon.

   Order the Book

Schedule

Jeena Cho and Karen Gifford, the authors will facilitate this program by offering three Webinars on:

  • Week One—Getting Started. Why Should Lawyers Practice Mindfulness? September 7, 11:00 – 12:00 PST/ 2:00 – 3:00 EST [Watch the recording]
  • Week Four — Why Compassion Matters For Lawyers October 5, 11:00 – 12:00 PST/ 2:00 – 3:00 EST [Watch the recording]
  • Week Eight — Taking Your Practice Forward October 25, 11:00 – 12:00 PST/ 2:00 – 3:00 EST

You’re encouraged to join us live for the Webinars, but they’ll also be recorded. Links to the recording will be sent out one to two days after the Webinar.

Each week, we’ll be introducing a new meditation practice and an informal or “off-the-cushion” practice. The off-the-cushion practice is designed to bring mindfulness and meditation more fully into your life and help to integrate it.

First Reading Assignment

Prior to our first Webinar on September 7th, read the Introduction (pg., 1 – 15) and Getting Ready to Meditate (pg., 17 – 35)

Additional Support

In addition to the Webinars and the Facebook group, you may also want to start a group either in your law firm or in your local legal community and work through the 8-week program with others. We have created group-facilitation guides that you can use.

   Group-facilitation Guides

Join Our Twitter Chat!

We’ll kick off our 8-week program with a Twitter chat on Monday, August 29th at 10:00 AM PST/ 1:00 PM EST. Join in on the conversation using #MindfulLawyer.

At any time, if you have questions about the program, or your meditation practice, you can contact Jeena Cho at smile@theanxiouslawyer.com.

We’re delighted that you’ve taken this opportunity to pay attention to your well-being, and to practice mindfulness and meditation. Thank you!

Warmly,

Jeena Cho, Karen Gifford

This program is made possible by NAWL and generously sponsored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP