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November 5, 2020 1-2pm

Where to Start with Well-being: Initiating Conversations in Law School that Continue into Practice

  • Unique well-being challenges faced by law schools and law students
  • Similarities and differences between law schools’ well-being conversations with their students and those conducted in a professional setting
  • What role can the legal profession play in supporting law schools’ student well-being efforts?
  • Improving communication about well-being between law schools, law students, legal employers and professional organizations

Moderator: Rob Cacace

Panelists: Jordana Confino, Jarrett Green, Rebecca Simon Green, Jennifer Leonard


November 12, 2020 1-2pm

Well-being for Professional Staff – Practicing What We Preach

  • Finding value and fulfilment as professional staff in the face of declining attorney well-being
  • Recharging in the face of competing demands from multiple sources of authority
  • Managing increased stress caused by always-available technology, attorney mental health or substance abuse challenges, and unrealistic attorney expectations
  • Potential value of Mental Health First Aid training
  • Addressing unique well-being challenges faced by professional staff who are women, ethnically/racially diverse and/or LGBTQ+

Moderator: Sandra Bang

Panelists: Marguerite Eastwood, Rudhir Krishtel, Denise A. Robinson


November 19, 2020 1-2pm

Designing and Implementing Well-being Programs that Walk the Walk

  • What are the most (and least) effective live programs, coaching, apps, and online programs?
  • Metrics and tools to measure effectiveness
  • Best practices to incentivize attorneys and professional staff to attend well-being programs
  • Separate or combined programs for attorneys and staff
  • Inside or outside presenters
  • Ideal length of programs
  • Partnering with clients
  • Mastering the CLE approval process  
  • The role of well-being in recruiting
  • Combatting well-being training fatigue and engaging firm skeptics
  • Raising your organization’s profile as a supporter of well-being

Moderator: Anna Thea Bridge

Panelists: Diane M. Costigan, Tracy Kepler, Patrick Krill, Krista Larson, Andrew Ottiger


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