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BE it Resolved: Striving for a (Realistic) Work/Life Balance in 2022



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Well, here we are at that time of year again. 2022 will soon be upon us and with it will come those special types of promises we make to ourselves – the dreaded New Year’s Resolution.
 
Research has shown that within weeks, only about 10% or so of the resolvers accomplish their resolutions—with the majority of the other resolvers abandoning them. And lawyers?? How many of us in practice do “take five”, or even four? How many don’t take anything? We feel we have to be super lawyers.
 
In this informative presentation you will hear several suggestions on how to make New Year’s resolutions stick and not fizzle out like fireworks on a rainy night. But in this case they may not just light up the sky, but brighten your life- both personally and professionally.
 
Recent studies have shown that there has been a dramatic increase in impairment due to alcoholism, addiction and mental health disorders among members of the legal profession. The statistics are compelling and clearly indicate that 1 out of 3 attorneys will likely have a need for substance use or mental health services at some point in their careers.

Mr. Quinn will discuss:
 
  • The early warning signs of impairment, with special emphasis on stress, burnout and trauma, including the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Well-being strategies that really work.
  • The free services that Lawyers Assistance Programs provide to lawyers, judges, their family members and law students.
  • A close look at what barriers exist that prevent lawyers and judges from seeking the help they need.
  • The role that education plays in breaking the stigma and fear associated with addiction and mental illness in the legal profession.
 
 
Presenter Bios (to be included with description of program)
 
 
Brian S. Quinn, is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania who currently serves as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Inc., a Lawyers Assistance Program established in 1988 for the purpose of helping lawyers, judges and law students recover from alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health disorders.
 
Mr. Quinn obtained his undergraduate degree in 1970, his law degree in 1973 and a certificate in Drug and Alcohol counselling in 2012, from Villanova University.  A member of the Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations, he has been a private practitioner for over 40 years, having litigated both civil and criminal matters during his career.
 
Mr. Quinn also worked in the field of Alcohol and Drug Counseling in suburban Philadelphia from 2011 to 2017, allowing him to gain both practical and clinical experience with individuals suffering from alcohol, substance use and mental health disorders. 
 
Mr. Quinn is a past member of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania and served as a peer volunteer for over six years prior to accepting his current role as the organization's Educator in 2017. He has written articles and made presentations on many lawyer wellness topics to law firms, Bar Associations, professional organizations and legal education providers on a state, national and international level.



Practice Areas: Substance Abuse & Mental Illness Awareness
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 01/24/2022
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 4 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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