Admitted to Practice Law in CA and CT

As growing numbers of people become more grounded in present-moment experience through mindfulness practice, it is becoming increasingly apparent that optimal, sustainable solutions to conflict lie not within intellectually-driven judgments, but rather within the felt connection to present-moment experience.

Mindfulness in Law

Our predominant system for resolving civil disputes has largely outlived its usefulness.

Our current system of conflict resolution is built on an adversarial model that encourages “me versus you,” “right versus wrong,” “true versus false” thinking.  This dualistic approach is largely reliant on intellectual, comparative judgments.  Most importantly, these judgments usually operate to remove parties from a more grounded sense of connection to present-moment reality – a felt sense that transcends intellectual analysis.

As a leading holistic lawyer in the United States, Mike Lubofsky strives to conduct law practice, as well as mediation, from an expansive approach that cultivates empathy and compassion for divergent views.  It is within this wider, less egoic framework that parties often arrive at far more creative and sustainable solutions to conflict.

Mike has been been a licensed attorney for more than 25 years and has been admitted to practice law in California and Connecticut, graduating from Boston University School of Law in 1988, and from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A., cum laude, in 1985 majoring in Psychology.  In addition, to better integrate psychotherapeutic principles into his holistic law practice, Mike is currently enrolled in a Masters program in Counseling Psychology at The Wright Institute in Berkeley.

Mike is also an approved mediator in the Alameda County Superior Courts. In addition to providing more traditional mediation services, Mike mediate disputes as an alternative to litigation via online mediation.

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In 2017 Mike published Mindfulness in Law, a book available for download in Apple’s iBooks Store.   You can click here to download a free copy.