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Mindfulness Series Sessions of the 2021 Virtual Mid-Year/Retired Judges Conference

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March 5, 2021 @ 12:30 pm March 6, 2021 @ 8:45 am

Presented by the California Judges Association, and co-sponsored by the California Lawyers Association.

The California Judges Association has made the Mindfulness Series Sessions of their 2021 Virtual Mid-Year/Retired Judges Conference available to CLA members for a nominal fee of $35.  The 4 Mindfulness Series Sessions include 3 MCLE presentations (1.25 Hr each) and a 45-minute yoga experience.  Attendance of the live event will be taken by CJA and MCLE certificates will be issued – any sessions attended after the event during the 30-day on-demand period will be available as self-study MCLE. See below for details about each session!  

Attorneys are not permitted to register for the full conference, only the Mindfulness Series Sessions.  CLA members should enter their firm or company name into the “*Courts” field when providing their personal information on the registration platform. Registrants will receive emails with information to access the event platform beginning the first week of March. This event is administered by the California Judges Association – if you have any questions, concerns, or seek accommodation you are encouraged to reach out to  The California Judges Association is the designated MCLE provider of this program. 

2A Developing YOUR Meditation Practice on Both Sides of the Bench
Friday, March 5, 2021 @ 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. (1.25 Hr MCLE Credit)
A meditation class for JUDGES AND LAWYERS who are BEGINNING and ADVANCED MEDITATORS. Through guided meditations, we will explore the basics of breath awareness meditation, which engages both the mind and body. We will find comfortable ways to meditate, whether on a cushion, a chair, standing or walking. We will discuss other benefits of meditation, including improving listening skills, be-coming more compassionate, and applying these techniques to the practice of law. Course materials include scientific studies which have proven how meditation and mindfulness can improve one’s physical and mental health.
Speaker: Hon. Ron Greenberg, Alameda Superior Court (Ret.)

Plenary Session The Aging Brain: Cognitive Decline
Friday, March 5, 2021 @ 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. (1.25 Hr MCLE Credit)
Professor Mark Mapstone, Chief, Neuropsychology Section, UC Irvine School of Medicine, will explore successful cognitive aging at the in-dividual level, new diagnoses and therapies. Professor Mapstone will focus on early detection of age-related neurological disease especially Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Speakers: Professor Mark Mapstone Ph.D., Chief, Neuropsychology Section, UC Irvine School of Medicine & Hon. Jamoa A. Moberly (Ret.), ADR Services, Inc.

Morning Yoga with Althea
Saturday, March 6, 2021 @ 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Begin your day in a positive frame of mind! This is a 45-minute gentle hatha yoga class, designed for everybody: stretch and move your body in all directions, breathe deeply, and bring mindfulness into every step of your day!
Speaker: Althea M. Cervantes, RN, MPH, Certified Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT

Plenary Session The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness
Saturday, March 6, 2021 @ 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. (1.25 Hr MCLE Credit)
In a world of interlocking pandemics of COVID, political fear, racism, climate distress, and inequality, how might mindfulness practice offer deeper support for professional wellbeing and ethics? Join us to explore ways of sustaining our professional and workplace communities, all the while examining compassionate awareness for self and for others.
Speaker: Rhonda V. Magee, JD, Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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