Well-Being

You are Not Alone: The Lawyer’s Guide to Dealing with Anxiety
November 30, 2016

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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**
**EPPM**

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**
**EPPM**

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: **Free**
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