The Science of Better Lawyering

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Event date: 
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 13:00
Name of Organization: 
Seminar Partners
Toronto, Ontario

Most of us accept that law can be a stressful vocation. But did you know that practicing law - more than most professions - fortifies our negativity bias? Our lawyer brains are trained and paid to stay alert to what could go wrong. And constantly focusing on what might go wrong can negatively impact our cognitive function, focus, and ability to relate to others - the exact competencies clients require of us. Fortunately, we can alter the physiology of our brain. By implementing some basic mindfulness practices, we can shift our attention towards the positive and become more productive, effective and ethical lawyers, with more to offer to our clients and ourselves. In this inspiring new webinar, lawyer and mindfulness trainer Laura Mahr will share simple strategies to increase your attention span and decision-making abilities, while improving your overall well-being. You will learn:

  • how mindfulness reduces stress and builds resilience
  • techniques to overcome your “negativity bias”
  • practices that increase productivity, and promote problem-solving and clearer thinking
  • the connection between mindfulness and legal ethics
  • how you can communicate more effectively, and bring about more civility

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn how to mitigate the inherent stressors of legal practice! By the end of the webinar, you’ll have a personalized toolkit you can use to reduce unnecessary mistakes, better deal with difficult and unexpected situations, and build a more ethical practice.

Live webinar with chat includes 60 day replay. This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A.