Mindfulness & Attorney Stress

An interview with Prof. Nathalie Martin

The legal profession is notoriously stressful as lawyers wrestle with challenges in their own lives as well as those of their clients. Professor Natalie Martin joins TalksOnLaw to discuss how mindfulness can serve as a powerful strategy to mitigate stress and promote sustainability within the legal field.

The Nature of Legal Stress:

  • The legal profession demands that lawyers constantly deal with the problems and stresses of their clients. Professor Martin explains why this unique aspect of the job contributes to higher levels of anxiety and stress among legal professionals.

Mindfulness as a Tool:

  • Understanding Mindfulness: Before delving into its benefits, Professor Martin provides a clear definition of mindfulness and its relevance to the legal profession.

  • Stress Reduction: The discussion highlights how mindfulness practices can significantly reduce stress and improve overall well-being for lawyers.

Sustainability in Legal Careers:

  • Long-Term Benefits: Professor Martin discusses the long-term benefits of incorporating mindfulness into daily practice, including enhanced focus, better client relationships, and a more sustainable career.

Professor Natalie Martin is a professor of law at University of New Mexico Law School.  Her research focuses on consumer law and bankruptcy, as well as elder law. Her recent research focuses on high-cost loans as well as the Mindfulness in Law movement.  


  • Attorney CLE accreditation 

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