Lawyer resiliency is increasingly coming into focus in the broader attorney well-being discussion. Surprisingly, research shows that lawyers on average demonstrate lower resiliency than the general population. A lack of resiliency can be especially challenging in the high-pressure legal profession, leading to behaviors that can impact long-term well-being.
The Resilient Lawyer explores how the daily challenges in lawyers’ personal and professional lives test their resiliency. The course also demonstrates how developing a resilient mindset can help manage those challenges.
The 30-minute, interactive eLearning will help attorneys:
- Connect the unique challenges of the legal profession to behaviors associated with low resiliency
- Identify strengths and weaknesses through self-assessment
- Understand how developing the building blocks of resiliency can help improve well-being and productivity
These strategies are designed to help attorneys build resiliency while offering an opportunity to reflect on how they react to stressful situations.
Before launching the course, be sure to read the agenda. We’d also encourage participants to review the following course material, which is also available in eLearning’s resources tab:
- National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being
- Well-Being Toolkit for Lawyers and Legal Employers
- Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program
- Stress & Resilience Institute Resiliency Inventory
Approved for 0.5 hours of mental health and substance abuse CLE credit in Illinois.
The Commission on Professionalism would like to thank the following people for their contributions to The Resilient Lawyer: Dr. Diana Uchiyama and Tony Pacione of the Illinois Lawyers Assistance Program, Jeff Bunn of The Mindful Law Coaching & Consulting Group, Paula Davis-Laack of The Stress & Resilience Institute and Drew Weis of Carleton College.