There are now about two dozen laws schools in the United States that incorporate mindfulness exercises into their curricula. And the unhappiness of seasoned lawyers with the pressure to bill hours and to keep up with the fast pace of law practice has led to “mindfulness coaching” for law firms and legal departments.
Not everyone will buy into this “mindfulness thing,” and a little of it should go a long way. But it shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand. There may still be some hope for civility and professionalism after all.