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‘Disembodied’ lawyers urged to get mindful

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Grant Cameron

The trials and tribulations of the job and a feeling of always being tethered to work via technology and digital devices have left many lawyers in a “detached state,” according to Elizabeth Griffin, an international human rights lawyer and fellow at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre in the U.K.

Many are “emotionally fragmented” because they spend too much time on their smartphones and don’t take proper care of their physical and mental well-being, she told The Lawyers Weekly.

“Lawyers have to look after the...