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Judicial Perspectives & Path to Well-Being CLE

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Glenwood State Bank

2221 South Broadway Street

Alexandria, MN 56308

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12 - 12:45 Registration/Lunch

Lunch will include a thai noodle salad, a sesame chicken salad, and tomato basil soup. Coffee, water and soda will also be available. If you have any special dietary requests, please let us know at least 10 days in advance of the event. If you would like to join us for lunch, please also click on a ticket for lunch in your registration. There is no extra cost for you. It simply allows us to only order the number of lunches needed. Thank you!

12:50 - 1 Pro Bono Update

1 - 2* Navigating Parenting Time Issues: A Judicial Perspective

Honorable Barb Hanson, Honorable Michelle Clark, and Honorable Doug Clark will share their perspectives on navigating parenting time issues. You may submit questions up to one week in advance by emailing pai@lsnmlaw.org or calling Sherry at 320-762-0663.

2:10-4:10* "The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change" is a groundbreaking report released in August 2017 by the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, a coalition of entities from the American Bar Association and throughout the profession. The coalition found that “We are at a crossroads. To maintain public confidence in the profession, to meet the need for innovation in how we deliver legal services, to increase access to justice, and to reduce the level of toxicity that has allowed mental health and substance use disorders to fester among our colleagues, we have to act now.” Ultimately, improving attorney well-being is a good business decision, it enhances ethics and professionalism and it enhances lawyer satisfaction and retention. Two programs will address specific aspects of the Report.

The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: A Lawyer’s Duty of Competence - Ethics

This seminar will focus on "well-being as an indispensable part of a lawyer’s duty of competence." Research shows that lawyers who are dealing with significant stress or mental health (including substance use) issues are more likely to experience ethics problems. By reducing the stigma about well-being and getting help when needed, the incidence of ethical complaints may be reduced.

The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Breaking the Stigma about Mental Health – Elimination of Bias

This seminar will focus on the theme “eliminating the stigma associated with help-seeking behaviors.” To be a good lawyer, one has to be a healthy lawyer. Recent studies of lawyers and law students reported that fear of someone else finding out about a problem kept our colleagues from seeking (or offering) help. Our profession has often dealt with these issues only when they can no longer be ignored. The result is careers and lives sometimes cut tragically short. This program will delve into the biases that create barriers and counter them with proven research, personal examples and specific strategies for changing the culture and reducing the toxicity in our profession.

*This event has been approved for a total of three total credits, including one ethics and one elimination of bias CLE credit.

Please register on or before October 18 at 3p.m.


If you would like to join us for lunch, please also click a ticket for lunch. There is no extra cost for you. It simply allows us to only order the number of lunches needed. Thank you!


  • LCL dedicates efforts to disseminate the report on The Path to Lawyer Well-Being to the memory of David Brink, ABA President 1981-82 and past member of the LCL Board of Directors.
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