When you practice law, stress comes with the territory. Such stressors as time pressures, competition, conflict, and a variety of other practice management challenges can rob you of a satisfying career and a fulfilling personal life. To give you the skills to cope with stress, this course focuses on:
Stress Management Techniques: Causes of stress in the legal profession, why depression and alcohol & substance abuse are prevalent among lawyers; self-help methods that are particularly appropriate for lawyers in reducing stress; preventing depression and alcohol & substance abuse.
Emotional Intelligence & Core Values: Ethics and Professionalism: How to become more intelligent in controlling your own negative emotions and reacting effectively to the negative emotions of others; how to identify and assess your own values and bring them into alignment with your professional, ethical, and personal life.
Law Practice Management: How the psychological techniques used to reduce stress can also be highly effective in helping lawyers succeed in the business and practical aspects of their practices, such as time management, strategic planning, marketing, mentoring, office morale and communications, and client relations.
Professionalism: How the psychological techniques used to reduce stress can raise lawyers’ professionalism and effectiveness in relating to clients, other lawyers and staff - through improved communications, better planning and more efficient time management. These techniques help elevate the professionalism of the law and help lawyers succeed more effectively in the business and practical aspects of their practices.
Dr. Elwork and Ken Hagreen explore these topics in a lively "talk show" format.
Learn how to
Reduce stress, anxiety, fear, guilt, and anger
Eliminate negative thinking habits
Become more calm and confident
Deal with or prevent depression and alcoholism
Bring you behaviors and goals into harmony with your own values and the ethics of the profession
Manage your time more effectively
Improve the management of your practice through more effective client services and relations, marketing, mentoring, delegation, and strategic planning
Increase your personal and professional satisfaction
Balance your personal and professional life
Recorded during a live webcast in August 2010.
1 Total CLE credits, all of which may be applied toward Ethics