Chronic stress can be thought of as the signature ailment of western culture, spawning the so-called diseases of affluence: depression, cancer, cardio-vascular disease, dementia, and a general alienation from the pleasures of life in the moment. And nowhere is the scourge of chronic stress more pressing than among attorneys.

The ranks of the legal profession are plagued with high rates of suicide and substance abuse and widespread career dissatisfaction. If that wasn’t enough, chronic stress can undermine professional competence and ethics. Hence the Arizona Supreme Court’s express endorsement of stress management in rule 45.

Mindfulness meditation is a scientifically-proven method of managing stress. Anyone can learn the simple techniques. And once the techniques are understood, all that is required to banish chronic stress is dedication to regular practice a few minutes a day.

Magnanimous Mind offers regular three-hour classes that teach mindfulness meditation techniques and which may qualify for three hours of CLE professional responsibility credit. Please see the schedule of classes for one convenient to you.

Blake has been a member of the Arizona State Bar since 1990 and is currently a Principal Assistant City Attorney with the City of Tucson. He graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology, and with honors from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He was a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge J. Spencer Letts and an associate attorney at O’Melveny and Myers in Los Angeles before moving to Arizona.

The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. In its entirety, this program may qualify for up to 3.0 hours towards your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 3.0 hours of professional responsibility (ethics).