The arising of most life situations calling for legal action or intervention involves the coming together of innumerable factors over time. In order to craft and execute optimal legal solutions, it is necessary to consider as many of these pastors as possible. This incisive approach is the primary goal of integrating mindfulness in law practice.
In traditional law practice, an attorney is primarily concerned with understanding the goals articulated by the client at the outset of representation. Usually, these goals are considered in a dualistic framework in which client goals or objectives will be achieved at the expense of another. This approach will most often overlook other factors present in the client’s situation which, if considered, could hold the key to identifying solutions that could help the client far into the future. In certain situations, a client’s life could be truly transformed through this process.
Mindfulness in law practice requires intention on the part of both the attorney and client to move beyond preconceived notions, conditioned thought, and habitual reactions that may be causing the client to view his or her situation in a myopic fashion. This is accomplished through mindfulness exercises integrated into the practice of law. This is the primary goal of holistic lawyering.
To learn more about integrating mindfulness in law practice, contact Michael Lubofsky at (415) 508-6263, or visit http://www.mindfulaw.com.