Jeena Cho

Jeena Cho

Lawyer, Author, Mindfulness Instructor

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About this Speaker

Jeena Cho is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Anxious Lawyer, An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation (ABA). As a child immigrant, she always felt pulled towards social justice and ad eep desire to be of service to her community. She started her career as an Assistant State Attorney at the State Attorney’s Office 13th Judicial Circuit where she handled domestic violence and misdemeanor cases. During that time, she tried over twenty jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. Wanting to make a greater impact, she switched practice areas and started a consumer bankruptcy law practice in San Francisco where she helped everyday people and small businesses find solutions to overwhelming debt problems.


She teaches mindfulness and meditation to lawyers. She regularly speaks and writes about wellness, self-care, and mindfulness. She also works with lawyers and law firms on stress management, work-life balance, career transition, increasing productivity, and overall wellness.


Jeena started her meditation practice at the Himalayan Institute in Buffalo, NY. She has completed several classes in Mindfulness and Compassion Cultivation Training at a number of institutions including Stanford University and has attended numerous retreats on mindfulness at organizations including the Spirit Rock, Insight Retreat Center, and the San Francisco Zen Center. She has completed the teacher training practicum for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).


She is a regular contributor to the ABA Journal. She has also written for Above the Law, ForbesBloombergLawyeristMs. JD, and Huffington Post. She’s been interviewed on O, The Oprah MagazineWomen’s HealthMSNBC, and Wall Street Journal. Jeena is the author of the LexisNexis guide How to Manage Your Law Office where she wrote about starting, growing, and managing a solo practice including topics ranging from marketing to virtual law practice to social media. She holds a J.D. and B.A. from University at Buffalo.

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