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Practical Advice for Career Management and Ethical Lawyering*

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Registration for this course is now closed.

Intended Audience:

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* Also Session B of 4 Evening Bridge the Gap

Location: 2nd floor auditorium

Course ID: C01222013

Number of Sessions: 1

Credits: 4 NJ MCLE Credits: 2 Ethics
4 NY MCLE Credits: 2 Ethics; 1 Skills; 1 PP/LPM; Transitional and Non-transitional

Course Description:

The evening will be divided into two sessions: 

  • Career Management from the Ground Up: A Program for Junior Associates: Gain step by step guidance through career management basics that will allow you to get your career off on the best possible foot and allow you to develop into the best lawyer you can be. Topics to be covered include how to communicate effectively and efficiently; how to handle conflict in the workplace; how to ask for and get the kind of work you want; how to develop mentoring relationships; how to build a flawless reputation and manage your career for the long haul


  • Training the Brain -- Using Mindfulness as a Tool for Ethical Lawyering: Lawyers are consistently exposed to high-pressure situations, such as impending deadlines, adversarial court appearances, and challenging workloads. This lends itself to burnout, emotional distress, and, at times, mistakes and even malpractice. To sustain an ethical law practice and to avoid malpractice claims, it is imperative that lawyers employ mindful listening, scheduling, and concentration techniques. Mindfulness provides tools for lawyers to respond more effectively in stressful situations such that they communicate clearly with clients, pay attention to upcoming deadlines, refrain from reactivity that may impede a successful court appearance, and maintain an internal ethical compass. Gain an introduction to mindfulness meditation and learn useful and practical techniques to integrate into the practice of law..



Program Co-sponsor: NYCLA’s Ethics Institute


Faculty: Kerry Docherty, The Mindful Mentors LLC;  Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, ECM Executive Consulting


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