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"Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.”
—Sylvia Boorstein

Doug Chermak

Since 2004, Doug has served as the Law Program Director for the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, working to integrate meditation and contemplative practices with the legal profession. In October 2010, he organized "The Mindful Lawyer" conference at UC Berkeley School of Law, the first national conference on the subject of law and meditation. Doug has practiced environmental law since 2007, with a focus on water quality and the Clean Water Act. Prior to joining Lozeau Drury, Doug practiced plaintiff's side civil rights and employment litigation with the Law Offices of Michael S. Sorgen. Doug has also worked on capital cases at the Contra Costa Public Defender's office; volunteered as an attorney at the East Bay Community Law Center and consulted with the Center for Genetics and Society.



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