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Learning the Art of Mindfulness: A Wellness Approach for the Legal Profession

Program Description:
On August 14, 2017, the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being issued their report, entitled, “The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change,” which outlined various recommendations for minimizing lawyer dysfunction, boosting well-being and reinforcing the importance of well-being to competence and excellence in practicing law. Building on these recommendations, Nancy B. Nolin, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Addictions and Drug Counselor II, provides viewers with valuable suggestions and self-care techniques that legal practitioners can employ every day in order to evaluate and enhance their personal levels of happiness and well-being.

Program Objectives:
  • Learn about the six dimensions of lawyer well-being as well as the recommendations made in the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being’s report: “The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change”
  • Apply emotional self-care techniques to assist you in your journey to well-being.
  • Reflect on how you can experience well-being in your personal and professional life.
  • In addition you will be provided with suggested tools and resources to assist you in boosting your mindfulness, work engagement and overall well-being.
Important MCLE Notice:
If you have previously viewed this program and received a Certificate of Completion, you may only claim MCLE credit once for this Program within a 12-month period. The ARDC reports individual attorney attendance to the MCLE Board by the 5th of the month subsequent to the date of completion of the MCLE program (for example, September events will be reported by October 5).
Estimated Time:  1 Hour

MCLE Credit:
Total General:  1.00

Total Professional Responsibility:  1.00

Mental Health & Substance Abuse:  1.00

The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change