Laura Bladow

Ms. JD Chats: Leveraging Mindfulness to Survive a Sometimes Stressful Season

Join Ms. JD and our experts on Friday, November 18th at 4:00 PM ET to learn more about how leveraging mindfulness can help you thrive. Whether you're a practicing attorney adding the holiday season to your busy days or a student headed into finals, November and December can be a stressful time of year.  Ms. JD is here to help with a set of experts in mindfulness practice.  They'll give you tips and tricks for leveraging mindfulness to help you increase focus and calm, reduce stress, and improve your overall performance!  

We will livestream the panel on Ms. JD's YouTube channel.

Meet our experts!

Judi Cohen, Founder, Warrior One

Judi Cohen is an attorney and law professor who formed Warrior One to offer lawyers and other legal professionals the opportunity to learn mindfulness to increase their effectiveness, wellbeing, and leadership skills. To do this, she created and teaches Essential Mindfulness for Lawyers® (EML), a suite of programs nationally recognized for its originality and excellence in integrating traditional mindfulness, groundbreaking neuroscience and the science and psychology of the legal mind. She also created and runs Warrior One’s Mindfulness in Law Leadership & Teacher Training (MLTT), the first teacher training designed specifically for legal and conflict professionals to learn to teach mindfulness at their firms and organizations, in their communities, and in a law school environment. In creating EML and MLTT, Judi drew on thirty years of law practice, twenty years of mindfulness practice, and fifteen years as a lecturer in the law school classroom, including her current positions teaching mindfulness at Berkeley Law and Golden Gate University School of Law, as well as her membership in the Bay Area Working Group for Law and Meditation, a group of lawyers, judges, mediators, and law professors who have met monthly for a decade and a half with Zen teacher Zoketsu Norman Fischer to investigate the intersection of mindfulness and law.

Jaya Saxena, Director of Dean's Diversity and Inclusion Initiative at The George Washington University Law School (GW Law) and Assistant Director in GW Law's Career Center

Jaya Saxena is a lawyer turned wellness/career coach focused on helping individuals maximize their full potential professionally and personally with a focused interest on issues relating to diversity and inclusion. She was a featured speaker in a program, "No Need for Disguise: Using Mindfulness to Become a More Self-Aware Professional" at Ms. JD's 8th Annual Conference on Women in the Law in February 2016 and is a former Ms. JD Writer-in-Residence. In her current work, Jaya is the Director of Dean's Diversity & Inclusion Initiative and an Assistant Director in the Career Center at The George Washington University Law School. In these roles, she leads a portfolio of diversity and inclusion initiatives with a focus on fostering a supportive and inclusive community at GW Law. She also advises JD students and recent law school graduates on a variety of career-related issues. Before joining GW Law’s Career Center, she was a Career Counselor at the George Mason University School of Law. Jaya is a former practicing attorney and advocate with extensive experience in the public sector, including a judicial clerkship, five years of experience as a legal services attorney, and work at a national health care advocacy organization. Additionally, Jaya is on the Board of Directors of the Washington Council of Lawyers and recently completed the Impact Center's Women's Executive Leadership Program. She previously held numerous leadership positions on the Board of Directors of the South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C. Jaya also has a Graduate Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She can be followed on Twitter @thezenlegalmama.

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