Crucial Conversations Series - Building Resilient and Happy Lawyers

  • 15 Jul 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Torys LLP, 79 Wellington Street W, 30th Floor
  • 17


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YWL invites you to join us and Joanne Clarfield Schaefer for an engaging and extremely important session for those at any stage of their career, but especially for young lawyers!

Crucial Conversations: 

Building Resilient and Happy Lawyers

Research dating back 25 years, recognizes lawyers as the unhappiest profession around. Unable to meaningfully change external drivers, like demanding clients, 24/7 access and competition for clients and jobs, we resignedly throw up our hands and accept chronic stress and unhappiness as the price of admission.

Having practiced law, experienced major depression, and come back, I know being a lawyer is hard. It doesn't have to be this hard. By taking charge over our happiness, building personal resiliency and crafting a tool box of coping and wellness strategies, lawyers can shift the paradigm. Recent studies indicate that happy lawyers make fewer mistakes, are more productive, creative, make more money and work better as part of a team, creating a win-win scenario for firms and individuals.  

This session will take a look at risk factors unique to lawyers and identify signs of burn out. Breaking into small groups, attendees will get the opportunity to experience the power of different coping strategies.

The details:

When: July 15, 2015
Where: Torys LLP, 79 Wellington St W., 30th Floor
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10 for members; $15 for non-members


 Registration Opens 11:50 a.m.
Presentation by Joanna Schaefer and breakout session, including: 
- Overview of Risk Factors
- Identification of Warning Signs
- The Power of Resilience
- The Value of Playing to Your Strengths
12:00 p.m.

We are seeking CPD credit for this event.