Richard Reuben, Chair and Co-Founder

Richard C. Reuben is the James Lewis Parks Professor of Law and Journalism at the University of Missouri School of Law, where he teaches a variety of public law and dispute resolution courses. He has practiced mindfulness for more than 15 years, and has been active in the growing movement to bring mindfulness to the legal professionClick here to Read More

Rebecca Simon, Executive Director and Co-Founder

Rebecca A. Simon is a faculty member at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. Professor Simon leads workshops on stress management and mindfulness for both law school and bar exam success. She is the Executive Director of the Mindfulness In Law Society.Click here to Read More

Board of Directors

Donn Kessler
MILS National Judicial Division Chair, Based in Arizona
Donn Kessler was a judge on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals since 2003 and retired from the bench on June 30, 2017. He is also an adjunct faculty member of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
Julie Sadine
MILS National Bar Association Chair, Based in Nashville
Julie is an experienced educational and legal professional with a passion for utilizing creativity, innovation, and leadership skills to provide knowledge, insights and skills to others to enhance their self-esteem, confidence, and well-being.
Lori Wald
Board Member at Large, Based in Ohio
Lori worked as lawyer in private practice representing debtors for over 20 years. She is now a mindfulness consultant, educator and speaker at Intentional Lawyer.
Austin Charles
National Student Division Chair, Based in Georgia State University
Austin Charles has practiced some form of meditation all his life. The son of a of two meditation instructors, he grew up in a home where contemplative practice was fostered. In high school, Charles trained diligently in Wing Chun Kung Fu and Ashtanga yoga. Both practices greatly increased his interest and passion for living mindfully.
Larry Lambert
MILS National Corporate Division Chair, based in Missouri
Larry Lambert is responsible for general corporate legal services, including corporate contracting, compliance, risk management, and much more.
Brian Pappas
MILS National Law School Faculty Chair, Based at Michigan Law School
Brian Pappas serves as Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Associate Director of the ADR Program. In his role, Brian is the director of the Conflict Resolution Clinic and teaches a variety of negotiation and mediation courses, including a 1L required Contract Negotiation Course.

Board of Advisers

Lise Baker
Suffolk Law
Julie Cohen
SF/Warrior One
Rhonda Magee
Leonard Riskin
Northwestern Law
Scott Rogers
Miami Law
Charity Scott
Georgia State Law
Timothy Tosta
Danae Weidermann
VP BarBri
Rachel Wohl
Hon. Michael Zimmerman


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The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism