Created by a Harvard-educated lawyer and mindfulness expert.

Designed specifically for lawyers.

Programs at Harvard, Yale, the Pentagon, and the world's top law firms.


"I've been doing programming for law firms for 25 years, and I will say that Jon soared to the top of my list of excellent presenters."

-Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams,
Director of Professional Development,
Foley & Lardner

"The mindfulness training has been immensely helpful... my productivity, focus, and effectiveness have increased, and my stress has decreased."

-Christina Ponig Maccio,
Partner, DLA Piper


"One of the best instructors I have seen. Very well organized and engaging."

-Attorney, Dentons

"Phenomenal speaker. One of the best sessions I've had at Cleary."

-Attorney, Cleary Gottlieb


"One of the most engaging and impactful speakers I have ever come across! I have seen tremendous results in just a few weeks."

-Linda Anabtawi,
Director and Managing Attorney,
Southern California Edison

"Jon is both insightful and engaging.  He understands the realities of being a lawyer, and he is able to provide helpful strategies and techniques to address the daily stress and pressures."

-Leah Bruno,
Chicago Managing Partner, Dentons

 
 

Mindfulness for Lawyers helps lawyers reduce stress, improve productivity, and increase resilience through mindfulness, a simple mental practice derived from meditation. The program was developed by Jon Krop, a Harvard-educated lawyer and mindfulness expert.

Jon has taught mindfulness at Harvard, Yale, the Pentagon, the world's top law firms, Fortune 100 companies, and other organizations. 

Who We've Worked With

LAW FIRMS

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Benesch

  • Berger & Montague

  • Chadbourne & Parke

  • Cleary Gottlieb

  • Davis Polk

  • Debevoise

  • Dentons

  • DLA Piper

  • Finnegan Henderson

  • Foley & Lardner

  • Hogan Lovells

  • Holland & Knight

  • Ice Miller

  • K&L Gates

  • Loeb & Loeb

  • MBHB

  • McDermott

  • McDougall Gauley (Canada)

  • Neal Gerber Eisenberg

  • Nixon Peabody

  • O’Melveny & Myers

  • Orrick

  • Outten & Golden

  • Paul, Weiss

  • Schulte Roth & Zabel

  • Selendy & Gay

  • Sidley Austin

  • Sullivan & Cromwell

  • WilmerHale

  • Winston & Strawn

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Bar Association

  • Autodesk

  • Brooklyn Law School

  • Brooklyn Women's Bar Association

  • General Electric

  • George Washington University Law School

  • Harvard Law School

  • Kings County Criminal Court

  • National Association of College and University Attorneys

  • National Association for Law Placement

  • NBCUniversal

  • University of Nebraska College of Law

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  • New York City Law Department

  • New York State Bar Association

  • New York University

  • NYU School of Law

  • Office of the Appellate Defender

  • Payne Capital Management

  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International

  • Philadelphia Bar Association

  • Professional Development Consortium

  • Southern California Edison

  • Southern Poverty Law Center

  • Splunk

  • U.S. Department of Defense

  • Yale Law School

  • Yale University Office of the General Counsel

About Jon

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Jon Krop is the founder of Mindfulness for Lawyers. He graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, and Brown University, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

After law school, Jon clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked as a litigator at public-interest law firms in Los Angeles and New York City.

Jon has taught mindfulness at Harvard, Yale, the Pentagon, the world’s top law firms, Fortune 100 companies, and other organizations.

Jon has practiced mindfulness for over a decade and has studied with masters from around the world. He has sat numerous meditation retreats, including a seven-month silent retreat with John Yates, a meditation master and neuroscientist whose 2015 book, The Mind Illuminated, the meditation community has hailed as a landmark work.

 
 

THE STRESSES OF LAW PRACTICE

Arguing for a living is not exactly relaxing. Every day, we immerse ourselves in conflict and competition. We work long hours and, thanks to our mobile phones, we're on call 24/7. Our clients expect outstanding results, with almost no margin for error. 

These pressures take a serious toll. Lawyers are 3.6 times as likely to suffer from depression as non-lawyers and twice as likely to abuse drugs or alcohol. Stress, anxiety, and burnout are enormous problems in the profession. Many lawyers struggle to stay engaged with their jobs and satisfied with their lives.

HOW MINDFULNESS CAN HELP

Mindfulness offers an alternative to our habits of worry, anxiety, and frustration. Derived from ancient meditation methods and validated by modern science, it is a simple mental practice that introduces a calmer, more satisfying mode of being. Its benefits include:

  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Improved focus
  • Greater emotional resilience
  • Increased productivity
  • Better decision making
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills

Law firms that offer mindfulness training can expect:

 
  • Reduced burnout and turnover
  • Greater efficiency and productivity
  • Happier, healthier lawyers
 

Mindfulness produces remarkable changes in a short time, and the benefits continue to deepen with practice.


Many Fortune 500 companies already offer mindfulness training to their employees, including Apple, Barclays, Comcast, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Google, and Target.

 
 

DESIGNED FOR LAWYERS BY A LAWYER

Mindfulness for Lawyers is not a generic mindfulness program retrofitted for lawyers. Every aspect of the program — from the techniques offered, to the teaching style, to the take-home materials — reflects an unwavering focus on lawyers as the audience.

NO CRYSTALS, NO CHANTING

Jon appreciates that lawyers are evidence-based thinkers. He is too, which is why there is nothing new-age or mystical about the Mindfulness for Lawyers program. Although Jon has studied and sat retreats with traditional Buddhist teachers, he prefers to teach in a secular style without esoteric overtones.  

Jon leads workshops in a suit and tie. He begins his programs with a brief overview of the scientific evidence for the benefits of mindfulness. This sets the tone for a grounded, results-oriented program that lawyers can relate to. The programs are fun and often funny, but always professional.

For a sense of what we teach, please see our attorney handbook, which you can download for free below. We hand out this booklet to attendees of our workshops. However, it also stands alone as a useful mindfulness guide.


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FOUNDATIONAL mindfulness WORKSHOP
(CLE-QUALIFIED)

Our most popular program. This workshop gives legal professionals the skills to reduce stress, improve performance, and increase well-being. Jon teaches a simple, effective meditation technique and other mindfulness tools tailored to a lawyer’s unique challenges and busy workday. Participants leave with everything they need to establish a robust mindfulness practice.

Other Workshops
(CLE-Qualified)

In addition to the foundational mindfulness workshop, we offer workshops tailored to your organization’s needs and covering any of these topics, alone or in combination:

  • Peak Performance Under Pressure

  • Defeating Digital Distractions

  • Mindful Conflict Resolution

  • Mindfulness, Resilience, and Grit

  • Conquering Stress and Burnout

  • Mindful Leadership

  • Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence

Workshop Series
(CLE-Qualified)

A multi-workshop series offers ongoing, structured training and support — the best way for legal professionals to develop their mindfulness skills and experience lasting benefits.

We can tailor a program to your organization’s specifications, including:

 
  • Number of sessions

  • Frequency and length of sessions

  • Topics of interest (see our topic list)

 
 
 

We'd love to share mindfulness at your organization.

Use the form below or email us at info@mindfulnessforlawyers.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!

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