Illinois MCLE - Attorney Well-Being Courses
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Virtual Isolation: Is Hyperconnectivity Helping or Harming the Legal Professional?
If we stop to think about what we look at most during the day, the answer would probably not be our family or friends, nor our clients or colleagues. The most feasible option would be our mobile phone. Smartphones are now our companions for work, social, leisure and even family life. However, excessive use can lead to problems of dependence, addiction and fear. We find ourselves simultaneously connected and alone. Workers today are ‘never turned off.” Like our mobile phones, we only go on stan... More Info$501Mental Health/Abuse
Staying Safe and Sound: Maintaining a Realistic Work/Life Balance in Uncertain Times
We know that you may still be getting bombarded with messages about Covid related issues, whether that be on television, social media, or in your work and community networks. In uncertain times like these, anxiety, stress, fear, and negative thoughts can easily take control. You may still be worried about being in crowds, wearing a mask, getting another vaccine or booster for yourself and your loved ones, your office, your clients, your finances or how to manage whatever the future holds as... More Info$501Mental Health/Abuse
The Humanity Of The Mediation Process
Mediation is a process by which a third-party neutral, the mediator, tries to guide the parties in the dispute to a resolution known as Win-Win. Those who practice mediation can attest to the dignity and deep humanity of this process. I have tried to capture some of this grandeur in describing some of the traits that are willy-nilly imposed on both mediators and those who engage in the process. In preparing this lecture, I have divided mediation process into four distinct categories. Th... More Info$501.25General Credits
Cultural Awareness, Tips, and Tools for Today's Legal Practitioner
This presentation focuses on the characteristics of "culture", understanding another culture, cultural influences and a self-training guide to cultural awareness. The presentation will be a practical one with usable tips to apply for the participant's cultural awareness development - what that means and how to incorporate tools into their practice to facilitate understanding and enable more productive representation, negotiation, and dispute resolution. More Info$1002General Credits
Gambling: The "Secret" Addiction
Recent studies have shown that there has been a dramatic increase in impairment due to alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health disorders among members of the legal profession. The statistics are compelling and clearly indicate that 1 out of 3 attorneys will likely have a need for substance use or mental health services at some point in their careers. What about that “other” addiction – Gambling ? The United States Supreme Court, in Murphy vs. NCAA, held that sports gamblin... More Info$501Mental Health/Abuse
No One Makes It Out Unscathed: The Effects of Trauma, Stress and Burnout On Our Lives
Attorneys hopefully recognize that like many other professionals, their lives are filled to the brim with stress. It’s important to be proactive in dealing with it. The consequences of shrugging it off can be catastrophic - not only for them but for their family, staff and friends. And then there’s trauma. The ramifications of trauma aren’t discussed as frequently as those of stress and thus, for many attorneys, trauma is a topic in need of attention. Trauma can be secondary or vicario... More Info$501Mental Health/Abuse
Coronavirus and Your Mental Health: A Lawyer’s Guide to Coping with Isolation, Anxiety and Fear in Uncertain Times
We know that you have been bombarded with messages about the Coronavirus over the last few months, whether that be on television, social media, or in your community networks. At uncertain times like this, anxiety, stress, fear, and negative thoughts can easily take control. You may be worried about being in crowds, your loved ones, your seniors, your office, your clients, your finances, or how to manage a quarantine. Moreover, recent studies have shown that there has been a dramatic increase i... More Info$501Mental Health/Abuse
Decide to Thrive: The Case for Lawyer Well-Being
Do you believe it's not possible to be a healthy lawyer? Do you think that you have to work harder to make more money? Do you think that there's only one way to practice law? Join Julie Bonasso, Esquire, a former practicing AmLaw 100 firm attorney and master certified coach as she takes on the objections and myths of being a lawyer in these challenging times. Julie shares her story and those of other attorneys who have decided to create the life they desire, fueled by well-being. She de... More Info$501Mental Health/Abuse
Intervention Strategies for Helping Legal Professionals
With the alarming prevalence of substance use and mental health disorders in the legal profession, it is imperative that we are all armed with the knowledge and insight of how to approach someone who may be struggling. Certain approaches yield greater results than others. While many of us have viewed the “Intervention” show on television, Johnson style interventions don’t typically produce excellent results. Language is key when approaching someone you care about and having them be able to “he... More Info$501.25Mental Health/Abuse
Dying for a Laugh: Lessons Learned from Lawyers in Mental Illness and Substance Abuse
This important CLE program will take a look at famous people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse and how it relates to the Legal Profession. The statistics dealing with lawyers and law students regarding Mental Illness and Substance Abuse are eye-opening. Compared to the normal population, lawyers and law students suffer from these conditions at an alarming rate, and need to be addressed. Mr. Tagtmeier also provides his insights from suffering from depression and alcoholism, an... More Info$501Mental Health/Abuse