ABOUT THE BOOK: The Anxious Lawyer provides a straightforward 8-week introductory program on meditation and mindfulness, created by lawyers, for lawyers. The program draws on examples from Cho and Gifford's professional and personal lives to create an accessible and enjoyable entry into practices that can reduce anxiety, improve focus and clarity, and enrich the quality of life.
This program is a collaborative effort between NAWL and the authors of The Anxious Lawyer—Jeena Cho and Karen Gifford. Jeena and Karen are both lawyers who turned to mindfulness and meditation practice to manage the overwhelming stress and anxiety that is so prevalent in our profession. They saw first hand the very practical benefits these practices offer—reducing stress, improving focus, sense of well-being, and clarity. This is a book written by lawyers, for lawyers, with the intent of offering a comfortable entry-point to mindfulness and meditation.
Jeena Cho is a bankruptcy attorney who speaks and writes about creating a sustainable law practice. She is a contributor to Forbes, Bloomberg and Above the Law, where she covers resilience, work/life integration and wellness in the workplace.
Karen Gifford practiced law in the private sector and as a litigation and enforcement attorney for the Federal Reserve. She is an investor and advisor on policy and regulatory issues in the financial technology space. She writes about leadership, the workplace and the financial industry for Huffington Post.