Balancing the Scales:
Lawyer Wellness and Ethical Practice
February 22, 2024
10:00AM to 11:00AM:
Getting By With a Little Help From Our Friends
Presenter: NC Lawyer Assistance Program w/ Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
This presentation will highlight real-world strategies that lawyers and law firms can use to 1) identify colleagues at risk, 2) create a culture of safety that will reduce barriers for those in need to asking for and receiving help, and 3) intervene when it is clear a colleague needs assistance.
11:00AM to 11:15AM: Break
11:15AM to 12:15PM:
NC State Bar Ethics Update
Presenter: North Carolina State Bar
12:15PM to 12:45PM: Lunch Break
12:45PM to 1:45PM:
The Psychology of Transitions
Presenter: NC Lawyer Assistance Program
This presentation examines the unspoken “elephants in the living room” that directly impact and influence our ability (or seeming inability) to welcome or embrace transition and change (i.e., marriage, divorce, children, moving, changing jobs, etc.).
1:45PM to 2:45PM:
Mastering the Mental Game
Presenter: Emily Heird
Law school teaches you how to “Think Like a Lawyer.” While this is a necessity as a lawyer, the same thought patterns can be holding you back in your career and life. Discover how certain thought patterns can sabotage your success and learn how to develop an Elite Mindset so you can perform at high levels and have sustainable success without the burnout.
2:45PM to 3:00PM: Break
3:00PM to 4:00PM:
The Document Dance: Securely Sharing and Receiving Documents
Presenter: Catherine Sanders Reach
Lawyers send and receive confidential documents every day. They request documents from other lawyers and from clients. Learn some of the best practices for using the tools with a focus on both security and client experience.
4:00PM to 5:00PM:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Presenter: Dr. Yolanda Avent-Roane
This presentation includes a training workshop and resources to assist participants in realizing their goals related to developing more socially conscious and culturally informed leaders within the criminal justice system. Participants will explore their own personal social identity as it intersects with power, privilege, and leadership. Participants will discuss the impact of implicit bias in the legal system. Participants will discuss how Microinequities and Microaggressions impact our worldview. Participants will examine the use of a Racial Equity lens to frame decision-making.
5:00 PM: Closing Remarks
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Early Bird (prior to 02/15/2024)
YLS Members: $85
GBA Members: $110 ~ Non-Members: $130
After February 15, 2024
YLS Members: $85
GBA Members: $130 ~ Non-Members: $150
**NC State Bar CLE Credit Pending Approval: 6.0 hours
2.0 hours Ethics, PR, & Professionalism
3.0 hours Substance Abuse/Mental Health Awareness
1.0 hours General/Other