LCL DECEMBER CONNECTION GROUPS
LCL offers two check-in and support opportunities each week via Zoom videoconferencing. Click LCL Resources and Connections December for more information and joining instructions.
- The Path to Well-Being Group, Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Career Challenges and Choices, Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
LCL DECEMBER CLE
CLE: Ethics, Mental Health and Social Media in the Legal Profession, Tuesday, Dec 14, 4:00 p.m.
1.0 Ethics Credit (applied for). Advance registration is required, register here.
Even before the COVID-19 Pandemic, lawyers relied heavily on smartphones and related technologies. Since the pandemic, attorney reliance on technology has increased exponentially, becoming a necessary part of the practice of law today. This program highlights cultural over-reliance on technology while exploring potential ethical and well-being issues raised when lawyers become over-reliant on their technology.
Advance Notice of Upcoming CLEs & Events
We’ve had several requests from lawyers to provide email notifications of upcoming CLEs. So many, in fact, that we’ve developed a monthly email specifically for the purpose of letting people know what CLEs and events are planned, when they are scheduled, and registration information.
If you want to get on the mailing list, just provide the following information. You’ll receive an email from Vertical Response, the service we use, asking you to confirm your email address. You can cancel at any time by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link contained in each newsletter.
Suicide Prevention: Every Lawyer’s Opportunity
Just Ask: How We Must Stop Minding Our Own Business in the Legal World is a powerful suicide prevention video created by the Texas Lawyer Assistance program with the assistance of the Pennsylvania LAP. You may access the video and other suicide prevention resources here.
We recognize that content like this can be triggering for some. The video begins with a warning and offers support and encouragement to reach out to others.
December Newsletters and Webinar
- Live Webinar: The Time and Stress Management Toolkit, Dec 8th, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Register Here.
- Sand Creek EAP Frontline Employee Newsletter – 12 Days of Stress Less Holidays
- Sand Creek EAP November 2021 Supervisor Newsletter – How to Cultivate True Happiness at Work
- Sand Creek EAP Hot Topic: The Secret to Overcoming Holiday Stress
Sand Creek EAP provides numerous resources covering a wide range of topics on its website. You can set up your own free account and access them on your own schedule. Click here to visit their site. Click the “Member Portal & App” button to sign in or create your new account. When creating your account, use “lawyers” as the Company Access Code.
RECOVERY SUPPORT MEETINGS
LCL has a long history of supporting recovery through many avenues, although our roots are in the 12 Step tradition. While these listed groups are not “official” LCL groups, LCL does provide space and technological support for these weekly Recovery Support meetings.
Mondays, except holidays, at 12:15 p.m. via phone temporarily. This meeting follows the traditional 12 Steps framework. Call 651-646-5590 or 866-525-6466 or email us for information.
the ABA released a comprehensive report in the 2020 Journal of The Professional Lawyer which “survey[ed] more than 1,000 judges across the United States suggests job stress has become a serious health concern in the state judicial ranks, with about one-third or more reporting fatigue and low energy, sleep disturbance or disturbed attention and concentration.”
“The report, Stress and Resiliency in the U.S. Judiciary, is considered the most comprehensive review of well-being of its kind for the judicial ranks and builds on an ABA 2016 study of lawyer well-being and a separate law student well-being study that same year.” (View Source on ABA Website)
The report is co-authored by LCL Executive Director Joan Bibelhausen.
We are juggling multiple demands, we are facing, or helping clients who are facing trauma, and we are working and living in challenging times. Attention to the breath, a key to mindfulness practices, has taken on new meaning since the death of George Floyd. This article discusses the importance of in-the-moment awareness to our well-being.
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