Cases, Clients, and…Contemplative Lawyering? How the Practice of Mindful Lawyering Can Improve Lawyer Wellness and Client Relationship Management
Wellness and client relationship management are included as competencies that lawyers are required to address in their annual continuing professional development plans. This paper discusses the interplay between a lawyer’s wellness (physical, emotional, and mental) and his or her capacity for consistent, exemplary client service through the lens and practice of mindfulness. It also explores “contemplative lawyering” as a practice to overcome conflict situations in the management of client relationships through an attitude of non-judgment, equanimity, and compassion. This paper argues that through mindful or contemplative lawyering, lawyers can achieve high standards of excellence and wellness.
This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Client Relationship Essentials seminar in Edmonton on April 18, 2017.
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