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Emotional Well-Being in the Legal Profession

Safeguarding Attorneys, Enhancing Law Firm Culture, and Ensuring Excellent Service


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
One Market Plaza
Spear Tower, Suite 3300 (conference space is on the 19th floor)
San Francisco, CA 94105-1126
Phone 415.947.2000


All proceeds support The Conference Board's educational, scientific, and not-for-profit mission.

JANUARY 21, 2020
January 21, 2020

About the Seminar 

One of the first programs to address substance use disorder and mental health 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.

The Benefits to You 

By attending this seminar, you will 

  • Learn best practices for preventing root causes, and supporting lawyers with substance abuse and mental health challenges. 
  • Examine ways to create a safe work environment for people with an addiction and/or mental health diagnosis.
  • Find out how to identify and aid attorneys who are at high-risk for suicide.
  • Discover techniques for managing the business while helping lawyers be their best.
  • Explore ways to protect your clients and ensure that excellent service is consistently provided.
  • Strengthen your strategy to ensure the overall health of your firm and its future.
  • Share ideas, collaborate, and network with your legal peers. 

Who Should Attend 

This seminar is designed especially for the following roles within the legal profession: 

  • 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

Suggested Reading

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Three Things to Do Now  

1. Download the Agenda 

To learn more about sessions and speakers we have planned, download the latest agenda.  

2. Register Your Team to Save 

Register now to join us on January 21, 2020 at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in San Francisco. Groups of three or more from the same company save $150 per person.Multiple discounts may not be combined.  

3. Get Involved

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

Lita Abella, Sr. Program Analyst, Lawyer Assistance Program, The State Bar of California

Kristin Calve, Publisher, Corporate Counsel Business Journal

Andrea Colby, Former IP Counsel, Johnson & Johnson, Trustee, Albany Law School

Russell Deyo, Formerly General Counsel, Johnson & Johnson, and Acting Deputy Secretary, US Department of Homeland Security

Nancy Dolan, Administrator, Professional Development, Resilience Coach, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

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

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

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

Brenda Jacobsen, CEO, LifeXT

Michael Joyce, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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

Kathleen T. 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