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Put Away Your Legal Pad!: How to Avoid Arguing Ourselves Out of Good Relationships


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 61 minutes
Recorded Date: May 07, 2020
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Agenda

  • The Unique Challenges for Lawyers in Relationships (25 Min.) 
  • Rethinking Relational Conflict (15 Min.)
  • Refining the Methods (20 Min.)

Runtime: 1 hour, 1 minute
Recorded: May 7, 2020

Description

Do you find yourself readily applying your legal training and courtroom skills when having a disagreement with a loved one? In the course of a heated argument, has a significant other ever told you to "put away your legal pad!"? And do you ever wonder if practicing law and staying in a long term relationship just may be incompatible goals?

This brand new program, debuted by ReelTime Creative Learning Experiences for the Law Practice Division's Attorney Wellbeing Week, explores the tricky ways that being well-trained in analytical reasoning and legal argument might present challenges in some of our closest relationships—and what we can do about it.

Join us for a lively roundtable discussion of thought-and feeling-provoking clips from ReelTime’s original film, “Nobody Told Me There’d Be Days Like These…”, including lawyers married to one another, lawyers married to non-lawyers, and (to spice it all up!) some mental health practitioners who work with couples and families in conflict!

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify and address proactively the challenges that practicing law can present for maintaining a long-term romantic or other familial relationship
  • Avoid becoming excessively defensive when confronted by a partner or family member over a disappointment or frustration. 
  • Use non-threatening and less argumentative means of communicating desires, frustrations, and disagreements
  • Find ways to invest in and cultivate relationships to infuse them with more compassion, joy, and understanding.
  • Navigate the challenges and demand.
This program was recorded on May 7th, 2020.

Provided By

American Bar Association

Panelists

Wendy Osborn

Counseling Interim
Carmel Counseling Center

Wendy Osborn is a Counseling Interim at the Carmel Counseling Center in North Carolina

Dr. Andrea Cochran

Psychologist
Reeltime Creative Learning Experiences

Andrea joined the ReelTime team in July 2018. Previously, she worked for Carolinas Healthcare System (now Atrium Health) n providing psychological and behavioral health services. In addition to having worked as a licensed psychologist, she has created and facilitated professional development workshops for physicians, residents, and sport medicine practitioners. She is a self-described "research nerd," having helped conduct numerous large-scale research studies and published manifold scholarly works.

Despite her adorably wonkish bent, Dr. Cochran is passionate about providing creative, innovative, and exceptional professional training to audiences worldwide. We are excited about leveraging her expertise in clinical and organizational psychology to enhance the behavioral health and welness insights that we weave into our programs.

Chris Osborn

CO-FOUNDER
REELTIME CREATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES

CHRIS OSBORN IS CO-FOUNDER OF REELTIME CREATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES (WWW.REELTIMECLE.COM), WHICH HELPS LAW FIRMS, IN HOUSE LEGAL DEPARTMENTS, & BAR ASSOCIATIONS AROUND THE U.S., CANADA, AND AUSTRALIA PROVIDE ENGAGING LIVE AND VIRTUAL CLE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS THAT IMPROVE WELL-BEING, REDUCE MALPRACTICE RISK, AND FOSTER A HEALTHIER CORPORATE CULTURE--ALL OF WHICH RESULTS IN GREATER PRODUCTIVITY AND FULFILLMENT FOR THE LAWYERS THEY SERVE. REELTIME ALSO PROVIDES ONLINE CONFERENCE/WEBINAR HOSTING SERVICES FOR ORGANIZATIONS NEEDING TO TRANSITION FROM LIVE PROGRAMING.

CHRIS IS THE FOUNDING PRINCIPAL OF OSBORN CONFLICT RESOLUTION, WHICH PROVIDES SUPERIOR COURT MEDIATION, PRE-LITIGATION DISPUTE RESOLUTION, AND COLLABORATIVE LAW SERVICES THROUGHOUT NORTH CAROLINA.

Michael Kahn, JD, LPC

Co-Founder
ReelTime CLE

Michael Kahn holds a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law, and practiced law with the Attorney General’s Office for the State of New Jersey for 6 years.

Although he left the practice of law in 1991, his work thereafter has kept him involved in the lives of lawyers in various capacities. Following a stint as Assistant Director of Career Services with the Tulane University School of Law, Michael obtained his M. Ed. in Counseling from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 1994, and shortly thereafter became a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of North Carolina.

Michael’s areas of focus in his psychotherapy practice have included anxiety, depression, grief/loss, career satisfaction, and men's issues, and he has worked with adolescents and adults in individual and group therapy settings. In 2012, he relocated to Oregon, where, in addition to continuing his speaking career, he served as an Adjunct Professor at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education & Counseling.

He currently resides in Vancouver, BC, and he continues to present training seminars and workshops on ethics, grief, self-care, diversity and inclusion, and other topics for attorneys and mental health professionals throughout the U.S. and abroad, including for the U.S. Army.

Chris Osborn and Michael Kahn began providing their innovative CLE workshops on ethics, professional responsibility, diversity and inclusion and mental health/substance abuse awareness in 2007. Since January 2010, their workshops have been enjoyed by hundreds of participants in Alaska, Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Virginia, as well as Australia and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. In August 2012, their program, “Practicing Dirt Law and Keeping Your Nose Clean”- Stress and Ethical Decision-Making for Real Estate Attorneys, received an Award of Outstanding Achievement in Programming from ACLEA, the Association for Continuing Legal Education Professionals.


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