Invitation to the October 2 D.C. Contemplative Law Group gathering.

Oct 01, 2012 Invitation to the October 2 D.C. Contemplative Law Group gathering.

By Fairfax County/Northern defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending results for his clients.

To all lawyers, judges, law students, and legal professionals:

This past June, I took on the role of coordinating monthly meetings of the D.C. Contemplative Law Group and co-administering its email listserv.

All of you are invited to join our email listserv and our monthly gatherings, including our following October 2, 2012, gathering at Skewers Restaurant. Just let me know.

We usually meet the last Tuesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., but not last Tuesday, due to Yom Kippur.

Here are the details for our next meeting:

Skewers/Luna Books, October 2, 2012. 1633 P Street NW, TOP FLOOR, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 387-7400. The meeting runs from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Some people often come as early as 6:45PM. Parking is $5.00 with validation, at the underground Colonial Parking on P Street across from the restaurant.

We order dinner, do guided mediation for 20 minutes (one of our members is an accomplished meditation teacher, and a federal prosecutor), and eat dinner that includes a discussion led by one of the members.

Not one who is big on traditional county and state bar association activities, I feel that these Contemplative Law Group gatherings are a great way to further powerfulness as a lawyer by furthering mindfulness practice while also better understanding that everyone is interconnected, and to use that understanding for a better advantage in serving clients.


Mindfulness and meditation by now are in the mainstream in society, where they always have belonged. For your convenience, here is a debriefing on the June 2012 meeting of the D.C. Contemplative Law Group, and here is a link to my blog entry on the June 2012 contemplative law retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery.

Please RSVP to Jon Katz,, 301-495-7755, ext. 224. We already have numerous people confirmed. I look forward to seeing attendees there.

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