American Judges Association



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Court Review, Volume 54, Issue 2 (2018)


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We are pleased to bring you a special issue addressing wellness from the judge’s perspective. We start the articles with an overview of judicial well-being and discussion of the importance of finding meaning in one’s work. This article comes to us from Anne Brafford and Robert Rebele, two leaders in the field of positive psychology with substantial experience in the legal profession. Next, my essay describing my own search for meaning in our work.

We explore mindfulness practices tailored for judges with an internationally acclaimed team led by Prof. Amishi Jha from the University of Miami. If you find the article interesting, you will want to check out her TedTalk. You should find the link to resources for judges on page 83 particularly helpful.