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Invitation to the August 28 D.C. Contemplative Law Group gathering

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

Last month, I took on the role of coordinating monthly meetings of the D.C. Contemplative Law Group and co-administering its email listserv, at the request of Linda Lazarus, who previously coordinated the meetings. Thanks to Linda for your leadership role with the group.

All of you are invited to join both, including our following August 28 gathering at Skewers Restaurant. Just let me know.

We meet the last Tuesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. — including August 28, 2012 — as follows: 

Skewers/Luna Books, 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, jon@katzjustice.com, 301-495-7755, ext. 224. I look forward to seeing you there.