New Mindfulness CLE – How To Rock Your World: Five Tools To Get Regulated When the World Feels Rocky

Join your Buncombe County Bar colleagues and local attorney Laura Mahr for a free cutting-edge mindfulness and neuroscience-based CLE series. This is a new series created by Laura exclusively for our members!

How Rock Your World: Five Tools to Get Regulated When the World Feels Rocky will be delivered virtually, and includes six hours of free CLE, with one hour per week for six weeks. The course dates are: Tuesdays October 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 2022. The CLE will happen from 12:30-1:30pm on Zoom.

Course description: As we emerge from pandemic, most of us hope to feel enthusiasm and optimism but instead are grappling with overwhelm and overload. After months of constant unknowns and change, life can feel rocky. In this six week “drop in” course, you will learn how to regulate your nervous system so that you can rock your career and your life. Each week you’ll learn and practice three tools that regulate your nervous system and intercept mental, emotional, and physical overload during a lawyer’s workday. At the end of the course, you’ll have a toolkit that cultivates the inner resources of calm, compassion, clarity, and confidence necessary to feel successful practicing law.

Course logistics: This six-hour CLE course (1 hour per week for 6 weeks) is “drop in” and free to all members of the Buncombe County Bar. Each week’s curriculum will cover new material, including theory related to resilience-building, stress reduction, and overwhelm mitigation along with daily practices that grow resilience while at work. You are encouraged to attend all of the sessions, as the material will build on the information presented in previous weeks, though the content of each session will “stand alone” so that you can participate when you are able.

Over the course of six weeks, you will learn:

  • how to recognize overwhelm before it overcomes you
  • how your nervous system responds to overwhelm
  • how to orient yourself when you feel overwhelmed
  • neuroscience-based tools you can use use in short spurts during your work day to keep you focused and feeling good
  • how to bring your nervous system back to regulation when emotionally, mentally, or physically dysregulated

The theme for each week is as follows:

  • Week One (10/11) : How to Rock Your World by Understanding Overwhelm and Nervous System Regulation
  • Week Two (10/18): How to Rock Your World and Get Regulated by Grounding
  • Week Three (10/25): How to Rock Your World and Get Regulated by Orienting
  • Week Four (11/1): How to Rock Your World and Get Regulated by Tracking
  • Week Five (11/8): How to Rock Your World and Get Regulated by Titrating and Pendulating
  • Week Six (11/15): How to Rock Your World and Get Regulated by Befriending Yourself

Registration: To register, navigate to the events calendar for the date of each seminar. A link to the Zoom registration for each seminar will be included there. You must register separately for each of the six classes in this series.

Laura Mahr is a North Carolina and Oregon lawyer and the founder of Conscious Legal Minds LLC, providing well-being consulting, training, and resilience coaching for attorneys and law offices nationwide. Through the lens of neurobiology, Laura helps build strong leaders, happy lawyers, and effective teams. Her work is informed by 13 years of practice as a civil sexual assault attorney, 25 years as a teacher and student of mindfulness and yoga, and six years studying neurobiology and neuropsychology with clinical pioneers. She authors the Pathways to Well-Being column in the NC State Bar Journal and the Mindful Moment column in the NC Lawyer Assistance Program’s Sidebar publication, and is a frequent contributor to other legal publications and podcasts. She is a member of the Buncombe County Bar and a provider on the NCBA BarCARES panel. This is Laura’s fifth year teaching a mindfulness course for the Buncombe County Bar. consciouslegalminds.com

 

*This course is approved for 6 hours of CLE credit for mental health/substance abuse, professional responsibility, and/or general CLE credit by the NC State Bar.

Upcoming CLE, View from the Bench: Practical Tips from Trial Judges 

Join the Mediation Center on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 1:30pm-4:45pm for View from the Bench: Practical Tips from Trial Judges. This live, ZOOM webinar will be moderated by Asheville attorney Senta Rhodes and include a panel of Superior Court Judges made up of: Alyson Grine (District 15B) David Hall (District 21B), Lori I. Hamilton (District 22B), and Dan Kuehnert (District 25A).

This CLE offers practical instruction and valuable insights directly from Superior Court judges who preside over criminal and civil cases in North Carolina. Learn what judges really think about essential topics, such as: what “best practices” make lawyers stand out in court, how to avoid the “top ten” mistakes judges see in court, what conduct is and is not appropriate decorum in the courtroom or on WebEx, how lawyers can best help the trial judge make correct rulings, use of technology in the courtroom, common blunders and ways to maximize its effectiveness, how to make the most of your jury selection from voir dire and use of strikes, what lawyers can do to promote equality in the justice system and more.

The Mediation Center is an approved CLE sponsor under the regulations promulgated by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education. This training has been approved for 3 CLE Credit Hours by the NC State Bar Board. To register, please click here:

https://viewfromthebench2022.eventbrite.com.

2022 CME/CLE for DRC Certified Mediators  

Join the Mediation Center on September 16, 2022 for Mediator In the Middle. This live webinar for mediators will be led by Tara Lynn Kozlowski, Frank Goldsmith and Sharon Tracey Barrett. Join Tara Lynn Kozlowski for an overview of the field of mediation today and recent updates to NC caw law as well as recent amendments to DRC rules and policies followed by Frank Goldsmith for a discussion on Mediating in the Digital Age as he details tips on how to conduct mediations remotely. Finally, concluding the program is Sharon Tracey Barrett with Mediating, the Mind Matters as she discussing looks at biases mediators may encounter – or hold- and ways to identify and minimize those bias.

The Mediation Center is an approved CLE sponsor under the regulations promulgated by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education. This training has been approved for 3 CLE Credit Hours by the NC State Bar Board and 2 hours CME by the Dispute Resolution Commission. To register, please click here: https://mediatorinthemiddleaugust22.eventbrite.com or https://mediatorinthemiddlesept22.eventbrite.com.

Upcoming CME/CLE with The Mediation Center, Mediator In the Middle: 2022 CME/CLE for DRC Certified Mediators.    

Join the Mediation Center on Friday, August 12, 2022 or Friday, September 16, 2022 for Mediator In the Middle. This live webinar for mediators will be led by Tara Lynn Kozlowski, Frank Goldsmith and Sharon Tracey Barrett. Join Tara Lynn Kozlowski for an overview of the field of mediation today and recent updates to NC caw law as well as recent amendments to DRC rules and policies followed by Frank Goldsmith for a discussion on Mediating in the Digital Age as he details tips on how to conduct mediations remotely. Finally, concluding the program is Sharon Tracey Barrett with Mediating, the Mind Matters as she discussing looks at biases mediators may encounter – or hold- and ways to identify and minimize those bias.

The Mediation Center is an approved CLE sponsor under the regulations promulgated by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education. This training has been approved for 3 CLE Credit Hours by the NC State Bar Board and 2 hours CME by the Dispute Resolution Commission. To register, please click here: https://mediatorinthemiddleaugust22.eventbrite.com or https://mediatorinthemiddlesept22.eventbrite.com.

Upcoming CLE with The Mediation Center: SCOTUS Review 2021/2022 Term Highlights

Join The Mediation Center on Friday, June 24th, 2022 for SCOTUS Review: 2021/2022 Term Highlights and earn 1 hour of CLE Credit. Dr. Todd Collins will look at important cases from the last term by the US Supreme Court that practicing lawyers need to know. It will provide an overview of the key decisions from the highest court and look at an overview of the Supreme Court and the court docket for the 2021/2022 term, assess the “Trump Justices” within the Court, look at selected important and interesting cases by issue area, and take a look forward for the next term (2022-2023).

The Mediation Center is an approved CLE sponsor under the regulations promulgated by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education.

The register for the training, please click here: https://scotusreview21-22.eventbrite.com