Reducing Stigma to Avoid Chronic Stress and Burnout

Event Description

Online registration is closed. To register, email Tram Nguyen at .

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Remote Only Event

In serving clients, the profession, and the system of justice, lawyers bring intellect, passion, and skill, carry significant workloads, and work long hours in close relationship with others solving difficult problems.  Lawyers seek not only justice and successful resolution for clients and others, but also fairness, meaning, and intrinsic and external rewards for themselves. These aspects of a lawyers’ work including bias can cause chronic stress, resulting in burnout, poor physical health, or other health challenges such as anxiety, depression, substance use, addiction, and mental illness.  Effectively managing workplace stress is critical to lawyer health, competence, and ethical responsibility.  The stigma attached to burnout and other other physical or mental health concerns as well as implicit and explicit bias can fuel burnout and make it difficult for lawyers to get help.  This program explores what burnout is, how our work as legal professionals and bias contributes to burnout, and how to head off burnout, break the stigma, and get help to regain our spark and enjoy our lives. 


Judith Rush, Outreach Manager, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

Judie joined Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers as Outreach Manager in 2022, having been a volunteer for the organization for many years, and enjoying a legal career focused on the intersection of lawyer professional responsibility, lawyer well-being and legal education.   

CLE Credits: 1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit | Event Code: 495092


Probate, Trusts, and Estates Section Member: FREE
Member not in the Section: $15
Non-Member: $45
Law Student/New Lawyer: FREE

Registration Deadline: November 28 , 2023. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event. A calendar file with a Zoom link is available for download in the automatic receipt.

Program Manager: Tram Nguyen | | 612-278-6316

Payments/Cancellations: Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form. Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.


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Thursday, November 30, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Live Webinar - Zoom