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Emotional Well-Being in the Legal Profession

Safeguarding Attorneys, Enhancing Law Firm Culture and Ensuring Excellent Service
JUNE 18, 2019 | THE CONFERENCE BOARD | NEW YORK, NY

June 18, 2019

About the Seminar

According to a recent survey on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, over 250,000 or 20.6% of Attorneys in the US suffer from a problematic relationship with substances. The same study indicated more than 86 percent of law firm leaders said that depression occurred in their firms. Over 93 percent said the same for anxiety

In short, this is a very real human and business issue, with emotional well-being, client engagement and retention, malpractice exposures, and reputational risk all on the line.

One of the first programs to address emotional well-being in the legal profession, this event is a must-attend for law firms, general, and in-house counsel. Join us as we examine how safeguarding attorneys, improving law firm culture, and ensuring the highest level of service are inextricably linked. Walk away with a better understanding of preventative measures and protocols for assisting those suffering from substance use disorder, anxiety, depression, and mental diagnosis.

Session Highlights Include:

  • A Call to Action:  Statistics from recent research combined with personal stories will illustrate the urgency of addressing emotional well- being in the Legal Profession
  • What the ABA and Law Firms are doing to create a safe and healthy environment for Attorneys
  • How to develop tailored, enterprise-wide well- being solutions
  • How to provide a safe haven insuring confidentiality and privacy
  • How Law Firms are collaborating with Corporate Clients to advance emotional well-being
  • Ethics and Risk Management:  How to Protect both the Person and the Profession

Who Should Attend 

This seminar is designed especially for Law Firm Leaders, including:  

  • Managing Partners
  • Chairmen
  • Executive Committee Members
  • Practice Group Leaders
  • CHROs
  • COO/EDs
  • Chief Talent Officers/Heads of Talent Development
  • General Counsel
  • Senior In-House Counsel
  • Insurance Underwriters
  • Insurance Brokers 

Earn Recertification Credits

CPE logo

Earn up to 7.5 CPE credits
1.5 Regulatory Ethics; 6 Specialized Knowledge
Requirements: Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

SHRM

This program has been pre-approved for 6.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

HRCI

This program has been approved for 6.5 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHRca, GPHR, PHRi, and SPHRi recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

Three Things to Do Now  

1. Download the Agenda

 To learn more about sessions and speakers, download the latest agenda > 

2. Register 

Register early and save $100. This offer ends May 4, 2019.

3. Get Involved! 

If you would like to get involved in this seminar, please contact us.


Here are some recent insights that have inspired this event: 

 

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AGENDA
JUNE 18, 2019
THE CONFERENCE BOARD , NEW YORK, NY
June 18, 2019

About the Seminar

According to a recent survey on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, over 250,000 or 20.6% of Attorneys in the US suffer from a problematic relationship with substances. The same study indicated more than 86 percent of law firm leaders said that depression occurred in their firms. Over 93 percent said the same for anxiety

In short, this is a very real human and business issue, with emotional well-being, client engagement and retention, malpractice exposures, and reputational risk all on the line.

One of the first programs to address emotional well-being in the legal profession, this event is a must-attend for law firms, general, and in-house counsel. Join us as we examine how safeguarding attorneys, improving law firm culture, and ensuring the highest level of service are inextricably linked. Walk away with a better understanding of preventative measures and protocols for assisting those suffering from substance use disorder, anxiety, depression, and mental diagnosis.

Session Highlights Include:

  • A Call to Action:  Statistics from recent research combined with personal stories will illustrate the urgency of addressing emotional well- being in the Legal Profession
  • What the ABA and Law Firms are doing to create a safe and healthy environment for Attorneys
  • How to develop tailored, enterprise-wide well- being solutions
  • How to provide a safe haven insuring confidentiality and privacy
  • How Law Firms are collaborating with Corporate Clients to advance emotional well-being
  • Ethics and Risk Management:  How to Protect both the Person and the Profession

Who Should Attend 

This seminar is designed especially for Law Firm Leaders, including:  

  • Managing Partners
  • Chairmen
  • Executive Committee Members
  • Practice Group Leaders
  • CHROs
  • COO/EDs
  • Chief Talent Officers/Heads of Talent Development
  • General Counsel
  • Senior In-House Counsel
  • Insurance Underwriters
  • Insurance Brokers 

Earn Recertification Credits

CPE logo

Earn up to 7.5 CPE credits
1.5 Regulatory Ethics; 6 Specialized Knowledge
Requirements: Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

SHRM

This program has been pre-approved for 6.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

HRCI

This program has been approved for 6.5 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHRca, GPHR, PHRi, and SPHRi recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

Three Things to Do Now  

1. Download the Agenda

 To learn more about sessions and speakers, download the latest agenda > 

2. Register 

Register early and save $100. This offer ends May 4, 2019.

3. Get Involved! 

If you would like to get involved in this seminar, please contact us.


Here are some recent insights that have inspired this event: 

 

H. Sandra Bang, Chief Diversity & Talent Strategy Officer, Shearman & Sterling

Joe Calve, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, McGuireWoods LLP

Russell Deyo, Vice President, Human Resources and General Counsel, Johnson & Johnson, Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary of Management, US Department of Homeland Security

Jan Dubin, CEO and Founder, Jan Anne Consulting

Jodie Garfinkel, Director, Talent Development and Strategy, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Mark Goldberg, Senior Manager of Global Health & Well-Being, Latham & Watkins LLP

Maureen Gorman, Managing Director, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Theresa Gronkiewicz, Acting Director, Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association

Brenda Jacobsen, CEO, LifeXT

Patrick Krill, Founder, Krill Strategies

Ronald Minkoff, Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C.

Ann Mooney, Partner and General Counsel, Cooley LLP

Gina Passarella, Editor-in-Chief, The American Lawyer and ALM's Global Legal Brands

Kathleen Pearson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Hon. Catherine D. Purcell, Presiding Judge, State Bar Court of California

Lisa Smith, Author, Girl Walks Out of a Bar

Jane Son, Director, Banking Legal, Barclays

Eileen Travis, Director, Lawyer Assistance Program, New York State Bar Association

Day One | Tuesday, June 18, 2019

9:00 – 9:15 am
Welcome and Opening

Co - Chairs

Russell C. Deyo, Formerly General Counsel, Johnson & Johnson and Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary of Management, US Department of Homeland Security

Patrick R. Krill,JD, LL.M, MA, Founder, Krill Strategies

9:15 - 10:30 am

Out of the Darkness and in to the Light: Tackling Substance Use Disorder, Anxiety, Depression and Mental Health Diagnosis Head On

Over 250,000 or 20.6% of Attorney in the US suffer from a problematic relationship with substances. This according to A recent survey on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. The same study indicated more than 86 percent of law firm leaders said that depression occurred in their firms. Over 93 percent said the same for anxiety. Patrick Krill, co-author of this study, and Lisa F. Smith, Author, Girl Walks Out of Bar, will delve into the magnitude of these issues. Hard core statistics combined with personal stories will describe the landscape today’s law firms are facing.

Lisa F. Smith, Author, Girl Walks Out of Bar

Patrick R. Krill, JD, LL.M, MA, Founder, Krill Strategies

Gina Passarella, Editor-in-Chief, The American Lawyer and ALM's Global Legal Brands

10:30 - 10:45 am
Mid - Morning Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Proactive Approaches to Enhancing Well - Being in YOUR Law Firm

The American Bar Association, together with nations leading law firms are committed to the initiatives set forth by the Working Group to Advance Well-Being in the Legal Profession. Sara Smith of the ABA and Jodie Garfinkel of Skadden will discuss what law firms are doing today to create a safe and healthy environment for their attorneys, including:

  • The long-standing work of the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP).
  • The 2016 landmark study, “The Prevalence of Substance Use and Other Mental Health Concerns Among American Attorneys.”
  • The National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being and its “Practical Recommendations for Positive Change.”
  • Educating partners and management about the issue in the profession
  • Recognizing early warning signs of substance abuse and mental health issues
  • Identifying resources and creating programing
  • Creating a safe space to ask for help
  • Working with your clients to manage unnecessary sources of stress

Jodie Garfinkel, Director of Talent Development and Strategy, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Theresa (“Terri”) Gronkiewicz, Acting Director, Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association

Mark Goldberg, Senior Manager of Global Health & Well-Being, Latham & Watkins LLP

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Networking Luncheon
1:00 - 2:15 pm

Pressure, Pace & Privacy

Client demands and technology impact pace of change and the speed at which we work.  We are expected to deliver more with less. The long - term implications of this pressure results in reduced thinking time and increased stress on individuals.  Thus, requiring organizations to seek constructive relief which provide proactive well-being solutions. This session will delve in to:

  • Talent development, retention and succession plans
  • Increasing resilience, focus, and productivity
  • One size does not fit all – developing tailored enterprise-wide well-being solutions 
  • Aspirational plans - Where to start and how to sustain impact in a well-being plan
  • Providing a safe haven insuring confidentiality and privacy
  • External resources - the ABA Well-Being Pledge

Jan Anne Dubin, CEO and Founder, Jan Anne Dubin Consulting

Kathleen T. Pearson,Chief Human Resources Officer, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Brenda Jacobsen, CEO, LifeXT

2:15 - 3:30 pm

Client Collaboration – Crucial Communication

The Law Firm – Client relationship is a collaborative partnership. This partnership extends well beyond quality of service, client feedback forms and billing arrangements. These relationships are human. This session will delve into how Law Firms and their corporate clients are advancing well-being in the profession.

H. Sandra Bang, Chief Diversity & Talent Strategy Officer, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Kristin Calve, Publisher, Corporate Counsel Business Journal

Jane Son, Director in Banking Legal, Barclays

3:30 - 3:45 pm
Afternoon Break
3:45 - 5:00 pm

Ethics and Risk Management: Protecting the Person and the Profession

It is estimated that every year, insurance carriers providing legal malpractice coverage pay in excess of four billion dollars on claims. It is estimated that 10% of attorney malpractice claims may be directly related to impairment. This panel will discuss:

  • Lawyers Professional Liability
  • Scope of coverage and policy limits
  • What happens when a lawyer leaves the firm or the firm dissolves?
  • Policies for Ethical considerations when an attorney seeks treatment
  • How Lawyer Assistance Programs can aid the individual and the firm
  • Education and assessment
  • Ethical issues of accountability

Maureen Gorman, Managing Director, Marsh

Ronald C. Minkoff, Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selze PC and Co-Editor- New York Legal Ethics Reporter

Eileen Travis, Director, Lawyer Assistance Program, New York City Bar Association 

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