Kentucky Defense Counsel, Inc. * P.O. Box 127 * Harrods Creek, KY 40027-0127 ** (502) 228-9256 ** KY.Def.Csl@att.net
This presentation is intended to introduce attorneys to mindfulness concepts and strategies so that you understand how the practice of mindfulness can help you live up to your ethical obligations as an attorney and enhance your practice and life. It will begin with an overview of the many ways that the Kentucky ethical rules include a duty to manage one’s own mind and heart and a discussion of some common impediments that attorneys face in living up to these obligations. It will next explore some of the promising scientific studies relating to mindfulness. Next, it will explain three of the most common styles of meditation practice that any person new to mindfulness can try out. Finally, it will conclude with information about tools available that even the busiest of lawyers can try to begin a meditation practice of one’s own.
The program has been approved for 1.0 hour of Ethics/Professionalism by the Kentucky Bar Association, Indiana Commission on CLE and Ohio Supreme Court Commission on CLE, and is pending with West Virginia and Tennessee.