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Emotional Well-Being in the Legal Profession

Safeguarding Attorneys, Enhancing Law Firm Culture and Ensuring Excellent Service


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New York, NY 10022

Tel: (212) 339-0345

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JUNE 18, 2019
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

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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


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


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

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1. Download the Agenda

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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

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

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