Since 2016, over 700 New Jersey attorneys have learned how to manage stress and proactively care for their mental wellness at this helpful seminar. If you did not previously attend, make time for yourself this year. You and your practice will benefit from our distinguished faculty's practical insights on how to better balance your life and lawyering, and you will fully satisfy youre New Jersey MCLE ethics requirement as well!
Ours is a helping profession, but one that can challenge even the most competent of practitioners. The hours are long, the clients often difficult, and the workload is sometimes crushing. Those issues, coupled with pressures from personal obligations, can weaken a lawyer’s wellness making him or her susceptible to depression, addiction, and other conditions. These conditions can undermine a lawyer’s competency, skill and professionalism, and possibly expose an attorney to malpractice liability and disciplinary measures. At this informative program, three highly-regarded professionals from New Jersey's Lawyer's Assistance Program (NJLAP) will discuss the importance of mental wellness in the practice of law, and will provide you with practical strategies to achieve balance in your personal and professional lives.
William John Kane, Esq., the Founder and Executive Director of the New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program (NJLAP) will review how unaddressed problems can impact practices and subject attorneys to ethical and professional difficulties. He provides guidance about what to do if you think you, or a colleague, needs help. He discusses how attorneys can take care of themselves while they take care of others, so they practice ethically and competently.
Neuroscience presents new discoveries and theories about brain functioning. Ray Ortiz, Esq., a NJLAP Attorney Coordinator for 20 years, will describe some aspects of neuroscience addressing details how brain function can impact decision-making and conduct.
In addition, Noreen Braman, the Program Manager for the NJLAP, demonstrates how kindness and humor can enhance your sense of well being and have a positive impact mental state and demeanor.