MCLE Speaker Spotlight: Joy McMurtry
Joy McMurtry is a Chief Deputy Public Defender with Monterey County. McMurtry has been with the county for 15 and ½ years, and before that was a Public Defender in Wyoming for 5 years and a prosecutor for 4 years. In addition to her legal work, McMurtry is an avid photographer, a Pilates and Zumba Instructor, and practices Mindfulness.
She was fortunate enough to have attended a Mindfulness in Law Teacher Training in 2020, just prior to the pandemic. Since that time, McMurtry has been involved in regular mindfulness training, presenting CLE training, providing countywide mindfulness sessions, conducting daily meditation sessions for the Monterey County Public Defender staff, and practicing on her own.
Mindfulness for the Legal Profession
The people that are drawn to the legal profession are also people that are prone to stress and self destructive behaviors. Learning to manage stress can help with managing the tendency to turn to self destructive behaviors in times of difficulty. This mindfulness session will cover some fundamental reasons we become stressed, and the basics of various meditation and mindfulness techniques. We will also have a meditation session to wrap up the session.
Joy McMurtry presents MCLE session, “Mindfulness for the Legal Profession,” on October 13, 2022.