The very concept of mindfulness is not associated with legal services – it is generally a term related to Buddhism, which means that in its current sense it has been relatively new in language. This allows the concept to be given its own meaning, although, of course, related to its original Buddhist message.
Mindfulness means focusing your attention on the stimuli you perceive now. It is focusing on what is happening right now, without diverting attention to the past, prejudices and concerns about what may happen.
In legal practice, mindfulness means focusing in an individual, dedicated way on the matter that we are currently dealing with and entrusted to us by the client.
It also means dealing with the matter in a way that eliminates the fear of your own perceptions and your own role in the matter – it means focusing on the matter. It does not mean, of course, that we refrain from calculating the future, but not because we fear only because of an understandable prediction of events and the actions of other people interested in our client’s case.
Mindfulness for a lawyer is, above all, a deep understanding of the client’s actual expectations and rejection of harmful concern for one’s own role in the case.