July 27-29, (Downtown) Chicago. Summer Institute on Negotiation: Critical Skills for Effective Negotiating. Northwestern University, School of Continuing Studies. Led by Leonard Riskin and Daniel Shapiro.
Straus Institute: Tools of Mindful Awareness for Lawyers, Mediators, Negotiators, Judges, Arbitrators, and Managers
Tools of Mindful Awareness for Lawyers, Mediators, Negotiators, Judges, Arbitrators, and Managers
The course is part of Pepperdine University Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution's 3-day Summer Session Professional Skills Program, Thursday to Saturday, June 23 - June 25, 2011:
Faculty: Leonard Riskin and Rachel Wohl
Phil Daunt - there are thousands of lawyers who became lawyers because they believed it was a calling to make a difference in people's lives. Transforming Practices encouraged us to reignite our interests and rediscover our passion.
Jill Breslau - an inspiration for years. Steve Keeva's columns were fresh air in the midst of administrative material, talking about the humanity of lawyers and what lawyers need, opening the conversations about the inner needs of lawyers.
Canadian Lawyer Magazine ran a piece on lawyers and meditation:
In his book Stress Management for Lawyers: How to Increase Personal and Professional Satisfaction in the Law, Dr. Amiram Elwork provides the following statistics:
• 80% of lawyers report high stress in general
• 90% report stress increasing yearly
• 20 to 55% are dissatisfied with their work
• 37% are chronically depressed, with symptoms such as loss of appetite, lethargy and sleep disorders
The course is part of Pepperdine University Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution's 3-day Summer Session Professional Skills Program, Thursday June 11 to Saturday June 13,2009 :
Faculty: Leonard Riskin and Rachel Wohl
Professor Len Riskin sent out this list:
Forthcoming Events and New Developments
Mindfulness in Law and Dispute Resolution
March 12, 2009
Forthcoming Events that are (or might be) Open to the Public
(Note: I have not done a systematic search to develop this list. These are programs of which I happen to be aware.)
One of our most articulate and centered pioneers, Stella Rabaut spoke to us in Monterey, California in October, 2008. The interview was naturally punctuated with pleasant moments of silence, as we contemplated not only the subject matter but Stella's peaceful way of being.
Stella's diverse career spans three decades in the legal profession, as oil and gas litigator, private practitioner, nonprofit and in-house counsel, law teacher, and retreat leader.
Part 1: Poet, Lawyer, Seeker
In Part 1, Stella talks about her career path and developing her perspective as a lawyer-healer:
Len Riskin will offer the keynote at the NW Dispute Resolution Conference in May. The illustrious faculty is too long to list here but I've attached the PDF for the conference. (Editor's Note: I've attended a lot of ADR conferences and the NW one is always one of the best.)
Meditation and mindfulness practices can help lawyers deal better with stress, develop self-awareness and understanding of others, improve concentration and creativity, and perform better as attorneys and/or mediators. It is a pretty bold statement but it has been supported by the experiences of many lawyers and is the subject of research.
Professors Larry Susskind (MIT) and Michael Wheeler (Harvard Business School) cordially invite you to participate in the 2009 Mediation Pedagogy Conference sponsored by Negotiation Pedagogy at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (NP@PON). This two-day Conference will be held Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 2009, on the campus of Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An (optional) opening reception is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, May 14.
This highly interactive conference will bring together academics and professional trainers of mediation to discuss, demonstrate, and practice teaching the skills and concepts of mediation to a variety of professional and disciplinary audiences. Our goals are to question pedagogical assumptions, share our experiences, and learn from each other. While the conference is open to the public, it will be geared primarily toward those who teach mediation.