The Power of Compassion in the Court: Healing on both sides of the bench (TJ Court Craft Series #15)

Judge Jamey Hueston (retired), Co-Convenor of the Judicial Outreach Group of the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence writes... It is an occupational reality that judges are frequently exposed to disturbing cases involving human misery and anguishing circumstances that can wear on their psyche. Traditional Legal culture expects judges to remain stoically neutral and unemotional while rendering fair decisions. However, it is unreasonable to expect judges to be indifferent to distressing matters or be unaffected by the … Continue reading The Power of Compassion in the Court: Healing on both sides of the bench (TJ Court Craft Series #15)

Is there a role for mindfulness meditation in courts?

Guest blogger Judge Jamey H. Hueston talks about the role meditation can play in offender substance abuse recovery and a range of legal disputes... Introduction Meditation was offered by the Baltimore City Drug Treatment Court 15 years ago before reaching the mainstream popularity enjoyed today. Today, scientific research supports meditation which DTC adopted by intuition … Continue reading Is there a role for mindfulness meditation in courts?