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YLD Book Club: Exploring “The Anxious Lawyer” 

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The Anxious Lawyer draws on examples from the authors to create an accessible and enjoyable entry into anxiety-reducing strategies.

The Anxious Lawyer draws on examples from the authors to create an accessible and enjoyable entry into anxiety-reducing strategies.

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About the Series

Meditation and mindfulness practices can support a more effective and enjoyable legal practice. Join the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division as attendees review and discuss the best-selling book, “The Anxious Lawyer: an 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation” by Jeena Cho and Karen Gifford.

Whether you are brand new to the idea of exploring well-being or you are a seasoned practitioner, we welcome your participation. The purpose of this book club is to provide members an accessible and enjoyable entry into practices that can reduce anxiety, improve focus and clarity, and enrich the quality of their legal practice and personal lives.

Book Discount

In conjunction with the YLD Book Club, we've got a special offer for you on The Anxious Lawyer. Through February 28, get discounts on the book and ebook. Use these codes at checkout:

  • YLDTALBK – book = 40% off
  • YLDTALEBK – ebook = 70% off

Dates and Times

Join us via Zoom at 2 PM EST for five Fridays between February 12th and March 26th:

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Discussion Topics

Week 1- Friday, February 12, 2021  (2pm EST)

  • Explores the introductory Chapters 1 through 5. The discussion will identify key stressors of the legal profession, define the practice of meditation, and explore the benefits of nurturing a practice. 

Week 2- Friday, February 26, 2021  (2pm EST)

  • Week two begins the focus of  "heart-center" by exploring Chapter 6 (Mindfulness) and Chapter 7 (Clarity). The discussion will dive into the critical importance of “inner calm” and the power of breaking down mental constructs. 

Week 3- Friday, March 12, 2021  (2pm EST)

  • Week three explores companion Chapters 8  (Compassion for others) and Chapter 9 (Self-compassion). The discussion will identify the meta practice of "loving kindness" and its critical importance to humanity. 

Week 4- Friday, March 19, 2021  (2pm EST)

  • Week four explores Chapter 7 (Meditation Repetition). The discussion will examine this ancient, yet simple, meditation practice and its calming effects on the mind.

Week 5- Friday, March 26, 2021 (2pm EST)

  • Week three explores the final Chapters 11 (Heartfulness), 12 (Gratitude), and 13-16 (Reflection and Sustaining Your Practice) The discussion will identify the need to rebalance the head versus the heart, prioritize gratitude, and sustain a mindfulness practice both on and off the cushion.