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Shackled to Our Screens: Has Hyperconnectivity Imprisoned Lawyers? (Webinar)

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Workers today are never turned off. Like our mobile phones, we only go on standby at the end of the day as we crawl into bed, exhausted. Gradual, incremental increases in responsibilities, duties, pressures and demands at home and at work combined with long work-days and weeks has placed our profession at risk. At some point work may dominate our lives and keep us at a chronically high level of distress; yet we are often unaware that we have lost balance in our lives. Since it doesn’t appear that the "always-on" culture will be switching off any time soon, we need to develop key strategies that can help safeguard our personal life.

Recent studies have shown that there has been a dramatic increase in impairment due to alcoholism, addiction and mental health disorders among members of the legal profession. The statistics are compelling and clearly indicate that 1 out of 3 attorneys will likely have a need for substance use or mental health services at some point in their careers.

And Technology ? What role does it play in perpetuating this public health crisis?

Hear our experienced speaker discuss:

  • The early warning signs of impairment, with special emphasis on stress, anxiety and trauma, including the mental health impact of technology in the post- COVID-19 world.
  • The free services that Lawyers Assistance Programs provide to lawyers, judges, their family members and law students.
  • A close look at what barriers exist that prevent lawyers and judges from seeking the help they need will be provided.
  • The role that education plays in breaking the stigma and fear associated with addiction and mental illness in the legal profession.
  • The ethical challenges created by the imposed isolation of the pandemic, including the role technology plays, and it’s possible long- lasting effect on the legal profession.

Provider:
Jenkins Law Library, an accredited provider under the Pennsylvania CLE Board's Rules, will serve as the CLE provider for this course. The course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in ethics.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.0 hour of total CLE credit in ethics/professionalism.

Note:
This webinar will be presented using Zoom, a free videoconferencing service. For more information on Zoom, please visit the Zoom Support page.

Registration options

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
12:00pm to 1:00pm
8 seats remaining (15 max)