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ACC Northeast Promotes Mindfulness

On May 8, ACC Northeast, in partnership with WilmerHale, hosted members for a discussion focusing on mindfulness for in-house counsel. A recent Report of the Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being recommended mindfulness training, noting that “mindfulness can enhance a host of competencies related to lawyer effectiveness, including increased focus and concentration, working memory, critical cognitive skills, reduced burnout, and ethical and rational decision-making.”

During the session, Brenda Fingold, former lawyer and current assistant director at the Brown University School of Public Health Mindfulness Center, led a conversation filled with exercises and practices for in-house counsel to use the next time they feel stressed or overwhelmed. Thanks to WilmerHale’s generosity, members were accompanied by beautiful views of downtown Boston and Boston Harbor.

The program introduced chapter members to the growing practice of mindfulness, specifically for in-house counsel.

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