Want to make 2023 your healthiest and most prosperous year ever?
Join us on Wednesday, December 7 at 12 noon CT for our Third Annual Lawyer Wellness CLE webinar.
This year’s program, “You’re Not Broken: The Neuroscience of Lawyer Well-being,” will use evidence-based research to help boost your personal and professional well-being and enter the new year with renewed enthusiasm.
The presenter is Colleen Byers, JD, a seasoned litigator, mediator, legal educator, certified yoga instructor, and 2020 North Carolina Lawyer of the Year. Colleen will show you how to work with neurobiology rather than against it, how to make “Emergency Landings” in stressful situations, and how to avoid “amygdala hijack.”
This free, one-hour webinar will help you manage end-of-year holiday stress. And you’ll obtain 2022 CLE credit without leaving your desk! Register here.
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Well-being is an indispensable aspect of a lawyer’s duty of competence. Our December 7 webinar will take a candid look at the current threats to lawyer well-being; teach you how to work with neurobiology rather than against it; and show you practical tools and practices for improving lawyer well-being.
The program will highlight key Rules of Professional Conduct and best practices for personal and professional well-being. It will take a close look at the 2017 ABA National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, with an emphasis on practical ways to implement the findings of the Task Force in your professional practice.
ABA National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being
“We are at a crossroads. The legal profession is struggling.”
Those stark words come from the 2017 Report of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being. The report, produced by the American Bar Association, Hazelden and other groups, found a profession “at a tipping point,” with alarming levels of stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, alcoholism, substance abuse and suicide among lawyers and law students.
From the ABA Report: “To be a good lawyer, one has to be a healthy lawyer.To maintain public confidence in the profession, to meet the need for innovation in how we deliver legal services, to increase access to justice, and to reduce the level of toxicity that has allowed mental health and substance use disorders to fester among our colleagues, we have to act now. Change will require a wide-eyed and candid assessment of our members’ state of being, accompanied by courageous commitment to re-envisioning what it means to live the life of a lawyer.”
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