Lawyers, like others in the helping professions, are at risk for experiencing compassion fatigue. Lawyers who are regularly exposed to human-induced trauma, are called on to listen with empathy to clients’ stories, have high caseloads, and have a high capacity for empathy may be especially susceptible to experiencing compassion fatigue. Understand what compassion fatigue is, why lawyers are vulnerable to it, professional hazards that contribute to it, and how to become a more resilient attorney. Learn methods to enhance or deplete professionals from a systemic viewpoint as well as coping strategies to minimize compassion fatigue and increase your health and well being.
Learn cyber hygiene and cyber threats lawyers face, both personally and professionally, and the ways to reduce the risks associated with these threats. The relationship between the legal practice and its technology usage will be reviewed, and practical steps provided to reduce the risks of breach, data loss, and system compromise. By attending the presentation, lawyers will be more informed of the relationship between the legal practice, its technology usage, associated cyber threats and risks of compromise, and the basic best practices to protect both their own and their clients’ information. Participants will learn the questions to ask their teams: (1) Do we have the right tools? (2) Do they work? and (3) Do we know for sure they work?
Organizations promoting diversity and inclusion need support if they are going to make progress. Such support includes critically examining 21st century diversity practices that end up perpetuating unfairness and maintaining the status quo—even when intended to do just the opposite. What are those actions and practices? How is it possible that, for instance, a woman or a person of color can be hurt by a company when a manager assigns them to a diversity committee? Learn about such unsuccessful practices, as well as how firms can rectify these practices in the name of fairness and social justice.
Learn how to identify potential ethical issues that arise frequently in an elder law practice, capably apply ethical rules to assess appropriate professional conduct in hypothetical factual settings and develop procedures in practice for addressing ethical issues.
The most talked about generation in a long time is bringing a changed mindset to the practice, and that’s good. And there’s a big chance that the changed way of approaching the practice is going to morph some key ethics concepts. In this program, Stuart Teicher, “the CLE Performer” will provide a warning to all— the changers and the changees. He’ll focus on the impact of Rule 1.4 Communication, 5.1 Supervision, and 2.1 Advisor.
This session is designed to increase understanding of the importance of inclusion within the law firm setting; to help increase appreciation for why diversity of employees in the law firm setting is ideal; and to provide practical tips, including how to effectively utilize affirmative considerations, for increasing diversity in the workplace.