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The Mindful Approach to Addressing Mental Health in the Legal Field



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Description:
Join Attorneys Becky Howlett and Cynthia Sharp for this timely webinar as they explore the prevalence of mental health concerns and burnout in the legal profession and strategies to manage and prevent these issues.
 
The landmark 2016 study on lawyer impairment found that attorneys have disproportionately high rates of mental health concerns compared with the general population. For example, 45.7% of lawyers self-reported experiencing symptoms of depression and 61% for anxiety. Tragically, 63% of attorneys did not seek help for their mental health concerns as many feared that they would be stigmatized if others discovered their “problem.”
 
The objective of this program is to raise awareness about the nature of mental health distress in the legal setting, to challenge the biases and stigma that surround those concerns, and to motivate those who are suffering to take advantage of available resources. Certified Meditation Instructor Becky Howlett will teach and lead mindfulness meditation practices throughout this session designed to help lawyers learn how to cope with stress, depression, and anxiety.
 
Topics include:
 
High prevalence of mental health issues among lawyers
Barriers to seeking treatment
Ways to support colleagues who may be in distress
Ethical implications of poorly managed stress
Overcoming stigma in the legal community
Mindfulness practices to help lawyers learn how to cope with stress, depression, and anxiety
 
Cynthia Sharp (CEO of The Sharper Lawyer) works with motivated lawyers seeking to improve the efficiency, profitability and overall well-being of their law firms. She practiced law from 1982 - 2009 and then embarked on a professional speaking and writing career. Ever since, she has served attorneys throughout North America.
 
Becky Howlett lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Mark H. Gallant and their dog, Rocky, and cat, Jackson.
 
Rebecca Howlett (she/they) is an attorney, legal educator, and certified Contemplative Practices Teacher committed to promoting well-being in the legal field and beyond. After graduating from KU Law cum laude with a Tribal Lawyers Certificate in 2014, Becky focused her career on Indian Country advocacy, developing an expertise in federal Indian law and policy. Becky’s experience emphasizes relationship building, inter-disciplinary collaboration, and program development, including delivering educational seminars and trainings re: cultural competency, implicit bias, and attorney well-being.


Practice Areas: Substance Abuse & Mental Illness Awareness
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 10/03/2023
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand
Course Type: Public

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Specialty Credits: Ethics 1
Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
Expiration: 10/02/2026
Training Type: Online

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Speakers:
Cynthia Sharp - The Legal Burnout Solution
Becky Howlett - J.D., C.P.T. | The Legal Burnout Solution
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