Techniques for Becoming a Better and Happier Lawyer

Techniques for Becoming a Better and Happier Lawyer
One thing all practicing attorneys have in common is that our careers sometimes bring us palpable stress.  Indeed, statistics show that in comparison to other professions, lawyers disproportionately experience stress, anxiety, depression, suicide, alcohol abuse, substance abuse, anger, and other objective indicators of emotional suffering. Despite being highly educated in matters of the intellect, lawyers tend to have very little education in self-awareness, emotional regulation, and thought reframing. When that major stressor or challenge comes in, we often feel overwhelmed, anxious, or resentful of it. We wish it to be different, yet often lack the tools or ability to navigate through the challenge without emotional difficulty. These emotional challenges not only impair our happiness and joy in life, but interfere with the quality of our lawyering, professional decision-making, and business relationships.

This workshop will deliver a set of tools to navigate these reoccurring challenges in new, healthier, and more effective ways. In this three-hour program, attendees will be provided a collection of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and cognitive enhancement techniques they can bring back to their firms/practice, so they can reduce their stress and other challenging emotions, increase their joy and emotional freedom, and optimize their cognition and overall success. The result will be happier and better lawyers.

About our presenters:

 Jarrett Green    Rebecca Simon  


Jarrett Green - Stress Management & Peak Performance Consultant

After practicing high-stakes business litigation for 12 years at Skadden Arps and at his own law firm, Jarrett decided to transition away from the practice of law so he could live his passion of helping lawyers and other professionals in high-stress environments reduce their stress and emotional difficulties, and improve their joyfulness, emotional well-being, cognitive performance, productivity, and overall success. Jarrett works with law firms and corporations, including: Skadden Arps, Baker Hostetler, Morrison Foerster, Zenith Insurance Company, NBCUniversal, and Tesla Motors, among others. Jarrett is the cofounder of one of the most cutting edge, science-based law school wellness programs in the country: the USC Law School Mindfulness, Stress Management, & Peak Performance Program.

Rebecca A. Simon - Co-Founder, Peak Performance Program™
Rebecca Ann Simon is a member of the California Bar. She is currently a Lecturer at USC Gould School of Law in Los Angeles. She was the national Executive Director of the Mindfulness In Law Society, bringing together law faculty, lawyers, judges, and law students interested in contemplative practices from all over the country, from 2016-2018. Rebecca holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, a J.D. from Southwestern Law School, and a Certificate in Public Policy from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Rebecca is the co-founder of one of the most cutting edge, science-based law school wellness programs in the country: the USC Law School Mindfulness, Stress Management, & Peak Performance Program

Program Sponsors:

The CMBA's Women in Law Section, the Ethics & Professionalism Committee and the Lawyers' Mental Health & Wellness Committee.

Special thanks to Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP for their support of this program.


12:30 p.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. Program

CLE Hours:

3.00 hours CLE credit requested


$100 - CMBA Members
$150 - Non-Members
$80 - Government, Non-Profit and New (<1 year) Lawyers
$65 - Affiliate Members/Non-Attorneys (no CLE)

Students and CLE Passport holders - please click here to email us to register, or download the registration form.

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2019-02-01 13:00:00 2019-02-01 16:15:00 America/Detroit Techniques for Becoming a Better and Happier Lawyer Registration at 12:30 p.m.; Program at 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 1375 E. 9th Street, Floor 2, Cleveland, OH 44114 CMBA
2/1/2019 1:00 PM - 2/1/2019 4:15 PM
CMBA Conference Center
1375 East 9th Street
One Cleveland Center - Second Level
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States


Friday, 01 February 2019

1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
2/1/2019 1:00 PM

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