Check out our upcoming events below.
MILS Virtual Sits
Our founder, Claire E. Parsons, will be serving as a meditation guide for the Mindfulness in Law Society Virtual Sits from September through December, 2023. She will be guiding sessions on the second Monday at 3 PM EST and the third Wednesday at 5 PM EST. The sessions are open to anyone in the legal profession. No registration is necessary. Just join the Zoom session available here each week.
NKY Chamber WI: Mental Wellness in the Workplace
Register now for part two of the Women’s Initiative Body + Mind Professional Series presented by PNC. Our founder Claire E. Parsons will moderate a panel to discuss effective communication strategies when talking about mental health concerns, the “double burden” women face at work and home, and much more. This event is designed for anyone who is interested in the conversation about mental health in the workplace not just women. It is also open to not only Chamber members, but future members as well. NKYChamber.com/Wellness
MILS Annual Online Retreat
Our founder, Claire E. Parsons, will be serving as one of the meditation guides for the Mindfulness in Law Society Annual Online Retreat on October 28, 2023 from 10 AM to 3 PM EST. This event is free for MILS members but anyone in or connected to the legal profession is encouraged to join and participate. You can learn about the event and register here.
Jefferson County Public Law Library Lunch Series
JCPLL serves a really important role with respect to access to justice. It makes legal research services available to a diverse set of patrons including local attorneys, college students and other members of the general public who are in need of general legal information. One of the other cool things the Library does is host monthly book discussions. I’m proud to return to the town of my law school, Louisville, Kentucky, to discuss my book. The event is free and open to the public and they will even serve lunch. Find more details about the event here.
Northern KY Bar Association Well-Being Week in Law Guided Meditation
In honor of Well-Being Week in Law, our founder will be offering a guided meditation and brief discussion of mindfulness for members of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association at 10 AM on Friday, May 5th. Claire will discuss the benefits of mindfulness, even when you only have a few short minutes to practice.
This event is over but you can watch the recording on YouTube here.
LawClerk Well-being in Law Week Webinar
“It’s a Jungle Out There: Well-Being in a High Pressure Profession”
Are you tired of the same old webinars preaching about “work-life balance” that leave you feeling drained and unmotivated? Well, fear not legal friends because we’ve got something special in store for you! Yes, you heard that right, we’re taking a break from the boring and diving into the world of well-being (which means very different things to different people) in celebration of Well-Being Week in Law.
Join our upcoming webinar with three lawyers and thought leaders in the industry as they discuss the importance of well-being for legal professionals. Our host Kristin Tyler will be joined by blog founder Claire Parsons and author of How to Be a Badass Lawyer: The Unexpected and Simple Guide to Less Stress and Greater Personal Development Through Mindfulness and Compassion) and Olivia Vizachero (founder of The Less Stressed Lawyer). We promise it won’t be a snooze-fest. In fact, it might even be the most fun you’ve had all week (we won’t judge). So join us for some witty banter and helpful tips on how to prioritize your mental and physical health in this demanding field. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain insights from the experts and maybe even crack a smile or two.
If you missed the event on May 3rd, you can still watch it.
Legal Up 2023
I’ll be speaking about imposter syndrome, confidence, and how mindfulness and compassion can help on April 27th at noon.
The session is approved for ethics CLE credit and is full of practical strategies.
Institute for Well-Being in Law 2022 Conference
“The Heart of Law Practice: How Attorneys Can Cultivate Compassion to Help Themselves and More Effectively and Ethically Serve Clients”
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.
LRP’s National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities
School attorneys know the law, the regulations, and the ethical rules. But experience shows that stress and conflict make performing well and guiding clients through challenging meetings and procedures is difficult. Mindfulness practices can help. Claire E. Parsons, our founder is not just a meditation teacher but also a special education attorney. She will illustrate ways to help manage stress, meet client needs, and live up to ethical obligations even in the most stressful of situations. Referencing the Model Rules, she’ll demonstrate how stress adversely affects individuals and contributes to conflict in IDEA proceedings and interfere with clear communication. Lessons learned here may help with the life/work balance and even lighten the litigation case load.
You missed these events but can find the recordings on our YouTube channel.
Lawyer Well-Being Week Meditation with LawClerk Legal
Take a break from the day-to-day chaos of the practice of law to join us for a short but amazing meditation session hosted by LawClerk Legal. This session is perfect for meditation pros as well as any newbies. Hope to see you there!
Valentine’s Loving-Kindness Meditation
Whether you have a sweetheart or not, we all need love. And loving-kindness meditation is shown by research to increase happiness and reduce stress. In honor of Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day, let’s get together for a short loving-kindness practice that is all about giving and receiving love.
Mindfulness for Lawyers
In this conversation, Frank Ramos, lawyer, LinkedIn influencer, and author, interviews Brilliant Legal Mind founder, Claire E. Parsons, about what mindfulness is and how to bring mindfulness into your life and law practice.
Want to learn more about mindfulness and compassion? Check out my new book, How to Be a Badass Lawyer, for a simple guide to creating a meditation practice of your own in 30 days. And to share mindfulness with your little one, check out my new children’s book, Mommy Needs a Minute.
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