Please join the Criminal Section for their monthly CLE presentation: COLAP Presents: How to Make Stress Work for You. Sarah Myers, Clinical Director for Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program, will present this CLE which comes with 1 General and 1 Ethics credit!
The presentation will encompass issues related to Grievances, Professional Conduct, and Professional Responsibility in that it relates to how lawyers can avoid problems with representing their clients due to burnout, excessive stress, and stress-related illnesses, including alcohol or drug abuse. It will also discuss how COLAP can assist lawyers in preventing and addressing such issues.
Research shows that judges, lawyers, and legal professionals are at an increased risk for developing compassion fatigue, secondary traumatization, depression, and anxiety. While the work is very rewarding, the practice of law is a uniquely stressful and demanding profession. It is important to learn how to take care of yourself in order to have a healthy lifestyle and healthy career in the midst of daily exposure to stressful cases and situations. This presentation will help you understand the neurobiology and neurophysiology of stress, why and how stress is contagious, and how to make the stress response “work for you” before it becomes compassion fatigue or burnout. In addition, practical ways to mitigate the physical, emotional, and cognitive damage that can result from chronic stress and lack of self-care will be provided. You will also learn about the Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program (COLAP) and the confidential resources available to you and your colleagues.
$25 CLE, $15 New/Young Lawyer
Register online and pay here