Key to Competence: Be Mindful of Your Mental, Emotional, and Physical Well-Being

As lawyers, we are in the suffering business. We work with clients who are often in crisis. This can have an impact on our own well-being and have unintended consequences such as burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue. As recent research indicates, lawyers suffer from a high rate of stress, anxiety, depression as well as alcohol and substance abuse.

 

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • Ethical rule on being a competent lawyer
  • Latest research on lawyer burnout, anxiety, depression, suicide, and other issues lawyers face
  • Tools for stress and anxiety management
  • Understanding the stress response
  • Practical mindfulness practices you can incorporate into your day
  • Increasing awareness and noticing when you’re distracted
  • Tips for increasing focus and productivity
  • Self-care practices to avoid burnout and reduce stress and anxiety