ECBA Live Seminar: Be it Resolved ... Striving for a (Realistic) Work/Life Balance in 2021

ECBA Seminars
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

TIME
Registration: 11:45 a.m.
Seminar: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

COST
$47.00 (ECBA Members and their Non-attorney Staff)
$60.00 (Non-members)

This course has been approved for 1 hour Ethics CLE credit

SEMINAR
Research has shown that within weeks of the New Year, only about 10% or so of the resolvers accomplish their resolutions — with the majority of the other resolvers abandoning them. And lawyers?? How many of us in practice do “take five”, or even four? How many don’t take anything? We feel we have to be super lawyers. 
In this informative presentation you will hear several suggestions on how to recharge your resolutions to make them stick and not fizzle out like fireworks on a rainy night. But in this case they may not just light up the sky, but brighten your life — both personally and professionally.
Recent studies have shown that there has been a dramatic increase in impairment due to alcoholism, addiction and mental health disorders among members of the legal profession. The statistics are compelling and clearly indicate that 1 out of 3 attorneys will likely have a need for substance use or mental health services at some point in their careers.

Objectives:

  1. The early warning signs of impairment, with special emphasis on stress, burnout and trauma, including the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Well-being strategies that really work.
  3. The free services that Lawyers Assistance Programs provide to lawyers, judges, their family members and law students.
  4. A close look at what barriers exist that prevent lawyers and judges from seeking the help they need.
  5. The role that education plays in breaking the stigma and fear associated with addiction and mental illness in the legal profession.

SPEAKER
Brian S. Quinn, Esq.
Education and Outreach Coordinator for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of PA, Inc.

Atty. Quinn obtained his undergraduate degree in 1970, his law degree in 1973 and a certificate in Drug and Alcohol counselling in 2012, from Villanova University. Prior to working for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, he was a sole practitioner for nearly 40 years and has also worked in the field of Alcohol and Drug Counseling at Mirmont Treatment Center and Malvern Institute in suburban Philadelphia. Atty. Quinn is a past member of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania and served as a peer volunteer for over six years prior to accepting his current role as the organization’s Education and Outreach Coordinator. Atty. Quinn has presented on various topics related to Lawyer Wellness for law firms, County and State Bar Associations, legal professional organizations, as well as Pennsylvania and National CLE providers.

PLEASE NOTE
Due to Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 facility restrictions, the ECBA will hold programs live when possible, via Zoom or a combination of both. The Will J. Schaaf & Mary B. Schaaf Education Center can ONLY seat 16 people. Once that limit has been reached, the remaining registrants can participate in the CLE via Zoom.

Reservations due to the ECBA office by Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

Registration Cost: See registration form for details