Straight Talk on Stress in Law and How to Cope: Mindfulness for Lawyers

Straight Talk on Stress in Law and How to Cope: Mindfulness for Lawyers

Release Date: 5/5/2021
CLE Credit Not Available for Roundtables
Format Length CLE Eligible
Video Roundtable 60 min. No

This Video Roundtable, available only to AILA members, is brought to you by the AILA Lawyer Well-Being Committee.

Let's face it. Law practice is stressful, even more so during this pandemic. And lawyers as a group have some pretty bad stats on how we handle that stress. "Mindfulness"—an often-misunderstood buzz word in our modern culture—actually refers to several scientifically-validated mental practices that have been demonstrated to help us be more present, attentive and responsive to the inevitable stress we experience in our lives and law practices. During this interactive session you will learn several mindfulness practices that with a little persistence will help you create a healthier relationship to the stress that "comes with the job."


This roundtable is available only to AILA members and not CLE eligible. AILA University Video Roundtables are free learning opportunities for AILA members provided via a weekly schedule of live video programming for members to come together from across the country and world to discuss hot topics and network with colleagues in the field. Video Roundtables are part of AILA University programming and each session is hosted by faculty selected for their expertise.

Kenneth A. Mayeaux, AILA member, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Rachel Effron Sharma, AILA Lawyer Well-Being Committee member, Norcross, GA, Moderator

Pauline Schwartz, AILA Lawyer Well-Being Committee member, Washington DC, Moderator

The speakers' views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided in the written materials are based on the speakers' experiences and current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and the speakers' experiences may differ from your own.