High-Performing and Highly Stressed: How Attorneys Can Prioritize Mental Health

Attorneys are constantly working. Many are not sleeping or taking care of their health and feel the need to be perfect or at least excellent at all times in all areas of life: as employees, colleagues, parents, friends, children, and even acquaintances.

In this one-hour CLE, Kara Hardin, a mental health educator, registered psychotherapist, and former practicing corporate and securities lawyer, explores the complicated relationship between the lifestyle lawyers lead and their mental health.

Hardin also shares individual and organizational strategies to navigate the big and small challenges associated with the high-performing legal profession.

As a result of taking this course, attorneys will:

  • Understand the complicated relationship between the lifestyle lawyers lead and their mental health
  • Develop strategies to manage their own mental health
  • Learn how to balance their well-being and high-performance expectations

This course is approved for 1.0 hours of mental health and substance abuse professional responsibility CLE credit in Illinois 

Before Launching the Course

  1. To receive CLE credit, complete the CLE Feedback & Attestation Survey at the end of the course. You will automatically be prompted to take the survey upon finishing the course.
    You must list your correct ARDC number in the survey. Please take a moment to locate it. You will not receive CLE credit if you do not complete the survey or use an incorrect ARDC number.
    If you received Illinois CLE credit for attending the 2023 Future Is Now: Legal Services conference, you are not eligible to receive additional credit for this course before April 21, 2024.
  2. For the most reliable experience, launch this course in the latest version of one of the recommended web browsers below.

    Windows: Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox (*Internet Explorer [IE] Mode isn’t supported in Microsoft Edge)
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    Mobile: Safari, Google Chrome

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