Who we are
A lawyer-led group that practices, instructs and advocates for the incorporation of mindfulness and secular meditation into the professional lives of law students, lawyers and judges, as a tool for cultivating well-being and emotional intelligence. In furtherance of that mission, MLCCG collaborates with law firms (and other legal institutions) to design culture-sensitive mindfulness and meditation programs, in the workplace. To assure clients of our bona fides, we have joint-ventured with two teachers who are trained/certified by two nationally recognized programs: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (“MBSR”) and the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (“SIYLI”).
The Mindful Law Coaching & Consulting Group, LLC (“MLCCG”) is a single member Illinois limited liability company, registered with the Illinois Secretary of State, and based in Chicago.
The founding Member of MLCCG is retired litigation attorney Jeffrey H. Bunn, who practiced in both State and Federal courts for nearly 40 years, and was previously a member of a Management Committee for a Chicago law firm. “I’m one of us
. I’ve represented many different clients in a variety of civil matters, was a former ethics partner and have managed (and been managed by) others. I understand how lawyers and law firms operate. I also understand business and business people. And I’m a regular meditator, trained in the vipassana tradition and schooled in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction ("MBSR")”.
Jeff was prior chair of the Chicago Bar Association (“CBA”) Commercial Litigation committee, and more recently, the founder and chair of the CBA committee on Mindfulness and the Law.
Jeff is a great guy and truly one of the people in the wellness space that gets it.
-- Robin B., JD, LCPC
Dir. of Wellbeing at Kirkland & Ellis
Jeff was the initial vice-chair of the Lawyers’ Assistance Program (“LAP”) Illinois Task Force for Lawyer Well-Being (modeled after the National Task Force that was formed by the American Bar Association (“ABA”), which issued a written Report in late 2017). He has led guided meditation sessions for the American Association of Law Schools (“AALS”), the ABA Women in Litigation section, as well as the State Bar of Nevada. In addition, Jeff has presented on matters concerning the incorporation of mindfulness and meditation into the practice of law for the CBA, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (“CVLS”) and the National Association of Bar Executives (“NABE”), as well as other professional organizations. He has also presented to and led group meditation sessions for private law firms, including the office of a BigLaw firm in Warsaw, Poland. Most recently, Jeff was featured in a CLE piece posted by the Illinois Commission on Professionalism, on it's 2Civility website.
Jeff's signature talk addresses the business case for introducing mindfulness and meditation as part of the business models of law firms (listen to Episode 24 of the "in brief" podcast of ALPS Insurance--the United States' largest direct writer of lawyer malpractice insurance).
Jeff was previous blogger-in-chief of the, “The Mindful Law Guy” blog, and has written two books (Canary In The Coalmine
and Res Ipsa Loquitor
["The Thing Speaks for Itself"]) that are both submitted for publication, as well as a screenplay (The Meditation Hesitation Blues
), that has been submitted for sale and production.
The Mindful Law Coaching & Consulting Group (“MLCCG”) has established a joint venture with two teachers trained/certified by well known, preeminent meditation-based programs: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (“MBSR”) and Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (“SIYLI”).Jeffrey H. Bunn - LinkedIn profileRebecca Bunn (no relation) - LinkedIn profileSharyn Galindo - LinkedIn profile
The respective training and expertise of the above-referenced leaders is integral to our work, as is the constructive input of our clients, for whom we design and implement customized well-being programs.
MLCCG has established an informal affiliation with several licensed clinical social workers (all of whom are personally known to MLCCG and all of whom are endorsed by MLCCG) who incorporate mindfulness practices—where appropriate—in their professional recommendations to patients. Those LCSW’s are (alphabetically, by last name):
DISCLAIMER: MLCCG is not medically
qualified to endorse any individual LCSW.
Who we are NOT
The Mindful Law Coaching & Consulting Group. LLC (“MLCCG”) does not
proselytize or promote any religious or philosophical point of view. Neither
any individual agent of MLCCG is licensed to practice medicine, or any of the licensed medical/psychological arts. Neither
any individual agent of MLCCG counsels or advises individuals as to any legal concerns, or otherwise professes to practice law. Neither
any individual agent of MLCCG endorses any particular political or social agenda.
Mindfulness and meditation are key tools in the lawyer well-being toolkit. If lawyers are not well and present in the moment, they cannot competently do their jobs.
-- Stephanie V., attorney
To advocate and teach the benefits of Mindfulness and the practice of meditation in the legal profession, and to support the well-being of students, lawyers and judges in the practice of law.contact us to schedule an initial consultation