Date of Award
MA - Master of Arts
Dr. Melissa Jean
Dr. Andrew Olendzki
This paper outlines what I have learned about the lawyer well-being movement, the overwhelming suffering that is affecting lawyers, law students, and judicial officers in the United States, how the suffering of each group is similar and different, why this suffering should concern all of us, a review of mindfulness practices in the legal profession, the brahmavihāras and some studies about kindness and compassion training programs, and how these lessons informed the seven module asynchronous online training program created to introduce the brahmavihāras to lawyers, law students, and judicial officers. The training program is freely accessible at http://www.thought-kitchen.com/.
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Carnell, Jill, "An Introduction to the Brahmavihāras: For Lawyers, Law Students, & Judicial Officers" (2021). Mindfulness Studies Theses. 55.