Justice Begins with a Breath

Broadcast on July 13, 2016
With Jeena Cho & Rhonda V. Magee, MA, JD

This session will address how mindfulness and compassion can strengthen our legal systems. We will focus on the links between personal, interpersonal and systemic awareness practices as supports for justice and wellbeing. We’ll discuss how these practices can enhance the lives of lawyers, clients, the broader communities and the world in which we live. This talk will also cover:

• Personal and interpersonal practices supporting mindful law practice and leadership
• Suggestions for developing systemic awareness practices that help disrupt systemic injustice
• Understanding of the compassion-based, holistic justice underpinnings of the movement to bring mindfulness into law 

Jeena Cho

Mindfulness Consultant

Jeena Cho is the author of two books: The Anxious Lawyer, An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation (ABA), and How to Manage Your Law Office (LexisNexis). She is a regular contributor to Forbes, Bloomberg and Above the Law where she covers resilience, work/life integration, and wellness in the workplace. She regularly speaks on women’s issues, diversity, wellness, productivity, mindfulness and meditation.

Rhonda V. Magee, MA, JD

Professor, Mindfulness Teacher, Author

Rhonda V. Magee, JD, MA, is professor of law at University of San Francisco School of Law, faculty member at Jesuit University of San Francisco, and author of The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness, plus numerous articles on mindfulness in legal education. She’s a trained and practiced facilitator; her classes focus on mindfulness-based stress reduction and effective interventions for understanding race and racism. Rhonda has been named Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute (2015), Dean's Circle Research Scholar, and has served as co-director of the university's Center for Teaching Excellence. She is a nationally recognized thought and practice leader in the emerging fields of contemplative legal education and law practice, and contemplative teaching in higher education.