At the November 9th Bar luncheon, local attorney Laura Mahr of Conscious Legal Minds will share cutting edge research about why lawyers are particularly at risk for professional burnout and offers tools that attorneys, staff, and management can use to enhance productivity and performance and strengthen resilience to stress. This interactive training will include opportunities for participants to practice new skills to prevent professional burnout.
This CLE seminar is only $25, and offers one hour of mental health credit! Please bring $25 to the Bar luncheon, and plan to stay 30 minutes extra, if you want CLE credit.
At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to define professional burnout and warning signs for professional burnout; list key factors that contribute to burnout; identify why lawyers are particularly vulnerable to burnout; and describe strategies lawyers and law firms can use to help build resilience to burnout.
Laura Mahr, Esq. is the founder of Conscious Legal Minds (CLM). She brings to Conscious Legal Minds 10 years of practice as a civil sexual assault attorney specializing in workplace sexual violence, and 2 decades of experience as an educator & professional trainer. Laura’s cutting edge work to address compassion fatigue, burnout, and build resilience in the the practice of law is informed by over 25 years of experience as a student and teacher of meditation and yoga, and a love of neuroscience.
Formerly, as a staff attorney at the Victim Rights Law Center, Laura provided training and technical assistance to the USDOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women programs nationally on how to use the civil legal system to respond to sexual assault survivors’ needs. Laura directed the VRLC’s OVW-funded partnership addressing sexual violence among women experiencing homelessness in Portland, OR; she also led the VRLC’s collaboration with national partners on the Farmworker Sexual Violence Technical Assistance Project, an OVW-funded partnership addressing sexual violence in farmworker communities.
At the request of the US Navy, Laura delivered one of the first-ever trainings on responding to LGBT survivors of sexual assault in the military. Prior to joining the VRLC, Laura was the Attorney and Coordinator for the Oregon Law Center’s Project Against Workplace Sexual Assault. There, she provided holistic legal representation to Latino and indigenous farmworker victims of workplace-related sexual harassment and assault.
Laura was an adjunct professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School, an instructor at Asheville-Buncombe County Community Technical College, a Spanish teacher at Rainbow Community School, a guest lecturer at Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University, the University of Oregon, and a yoga instructor and teacher trainer at the Asheville Yoga Center. Laura is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, and a life-long student of leadership and personal transformation. She currently resides with her family in Asheville, NC.
November 9th, The Venue, 12:45 – 1:45pm.