2021 Northern Bar - Part 2 of 3
Breaking the Cycle of Stress and Poor Sleep

June 11, 2021

There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.
-Homer, The Odyssey

When juggling the demands of work life and home life, typically the first thing that we sacrifice is our sleep. Yet this lack of sleep, or getting poor quality sleep, can make it all the harder to juggle those demands. There is a detrimental effect on your physical and mental health, and also on the level of service that you are able to provide your clients. Hear from health care professionals with specialized training in this area whose presentation focuses on the following topics:

  • Sleep 101: circadian rhythms, sleep cycles and sleep hygiene
  • Addiction (potential cycle of uppers and downers)
  • How sleep deprivation can present
  • Mental health impacts
  • Productivity: comparison of well rested vs. sleep deprived

Presenters from Sleep Culture:
Marlee Boyle, BSc., Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Certified in Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH)
Leah Corkum, BA Psychology, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Sleep Therapist (ST)

CPD hours: 1 | EPPM hours: 1 | Price: $55.00 + GST = $57.75
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You are Not Alone: The Lawyer’s Guide to Dealing with Anxiety
November 30, 2016

Click here to see a short video excerpt from this session

We have all been hearing about lawyers increased experiences of depression and anxiety. We also know that we all are better at what we do when we are healthy and feeling well. So, as suggested by the Bell campaign…”Let’s Talk”.

Tailored specifically for lawyers, this session will give you some basic information on what anxiety is and how it reveals itself. More importantly, you will learn about strategies to manage anxiety and what resources are available to help yourself and your colleagues.

Presenter: Kellie Williams, Public Education Coordinator, ADAM (Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba)

CPD hours: 1.5 | EPPM hours: 1.5 | Price: **Free**

Mental Health and Lawyers: An Unspoken Struggle
September 5, 2019

There are many reasons you keep hearing about the importance of wellness in the legal profession. The statistics are concerning and the impact of these issues on both the individual and the firm’s ability to be as successful as possible is without question. This session will provide you with guidance on what you can do to promote, support and accommodate well-being in your offices.

Please note that there are no materials to accompany this session.

Presenter: The Honourable Judge Timothy Daley, Nova Scotia Provincial and Family Court

CPD hours: 1 | EPPM hours: 1 | Price: **Free**

Trauma Informed Lawyering
March 25, 2021

Lawyers in all practice areas will benefit from this introductory session on trauma informed lawyering. Topics include:

  • learning about trauma,
  • defining trauma informed practice for lawyers,
  • improving trauma informed client engagement skills,
  • learning to practice cultural humility, and
  • educating lawyers on resilience strategies to safeguard their mental health.

The presentation is divided into four segments:

  1. identifying trauma and its impacts on the brain;
  2. strategies for bringing a trauma-informed approach in client interactions;
  3. cultural humility + recognizing Indigenous trauma as a foundation for trauma-informed
    legal practice;
  4. identifying risk factors for vicarious trauma + vicarious resilience and safeguarding the
    mental health of lawyers.

Panelist: Myrna McCallum, Miyo Pimatisiwin Legal Services, North Vancouver, BC

Listen to Myrna’s podcast, The Trauma Informed Lawyer, here: https://thetraumainformedlawyer.simplecast.com

CPD hours: 2 | EPPM hours: 2 | Price: $75.00 + GST = $78.75
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Life Beyond Law
Where Does the Practice of Law Fit Into Your Life?
June 10, 2021

As lawyers we often think that being busy is a virtue which defines us and our worth. Maintaining a heavy workload may be a positive addiction, with the same challenges as other addictions, and it is important to keep things in perspective. This means being attentive to the other parts of your life and planning for what comes next.

In this session we explore a variety of questions with the intention of planting the seed to help you consider how you want your next chapter to unfold:

  • How does being a lawyer shape my identity and impact my life decisions?
  • Do I have boundaries in place or am I a “24-7” lawyer?
  • Have I stopped to reflect if “this” is working for me?
  • How long do I plan to work and what if I can’t work or something unexpected happens to me, my family, my firm, or my workload?
  • How do I feel about stepping away – either in part or through retirement?
  • What does “retirement” mean to me?
  • Do I have a flexible enough plan for both expected and unexpected life events?

No matter where you are at in your career it is a good time to start thinking and planning. This session will provide you with some resources to consult and the perspective of a successful lawyer who has gone through this process herself.

Presenter: Marta Smith, a lawyer who practised primarily in the area of Family Law for almost 43 years in small, medium, and large-size firms, who has experience as both an associate and partner.

CPD hours: 1 | EPPM hours: 1 | Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50
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