Attorney Wellness: Best Practices for Managing Burnout
ABA Section of Litigation
Mental Health & Wellness Task Force
Mass Torts Litigation Committee
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT | 12:00-1:00 PM MT |
1:00-2:00 PM CT | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges and disruptions on a global scale. While the public health crisis has impacted the workforce at large, the current climate stands to exacerbate health issues among attorneys, who already struggle with higher-than-average rates of addiction, depression, and other mental health conditions—making them even more prone to burnout. This panel will examine empirical and anecdotal evidence of chronic stress and burnout and its impact on professional competence and well-being.
The discussion will include an overview of the risk factors and symptoms associated with burnout, as well as key issues with remote work environments that intensify workplace stressors. This presentation will conclude with practical tips and strategies attorneys and leadership can employ to navigate uncertainty in the changed professional landscape and safeguard themselves and their team against burnout.
Dr. Ilona Salmons, Los Angeles, psychotherapist and leadership consultant
Nicole Diaz, Snap Inc, Global Head of Integrity & Compliance
Brandon Cox, Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Charla Stevens, McLane Middleton
Natassia Kwan, Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Moderator)
Please Note: This program is hosted on Zoom. Please join from your computer or Zoom app for the best experience.