Judgment is fundamental to decision making and the craft of the law.
Just as judgment may be impaired through circumstances (lethargy)
and conditioning (bias), judgment can be honed and developed through
experience and observation and can be refined through mindfulness
practice. The role of mindfulness on the ability to detect and
attenuate unethical impulses is explored through real-world examples
and application of the Spiral metaphor introduced earlier. Rhonda
Magee’s ColorInsight work is introduced; it explores the role
mindfulness and compassion practices can play in raising awareness
and minimizing bias, as well as how mindfulness can reduce anxiety
while simultaneously increasing empathy and perspective taking. The
writings of Judges Chris McAliley and Jeremy Fogel on the importance
of mindfulness to the work of judging and procedural fairness are
considered ,and the popular R.A.I.N. mindfulness practice is
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