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Posts under the category "Nature of the Profession":

Gratitude Lunch – June 16, 2017

March 27, 2017  Posted in: Events, Nature of the Profession, Uncategorized

Each June, LAPBC hosts a Gratitude Lunch to honour a member of the legal community who has been selfless in his or her actions and showed great dedication to helping lawyers in need.… Read more »

Finding a Legal Culture that Fits

January 5, 2016  Posted in: Articles & Media, How To's, Nature of the Profession

One of the ways LAPBC helps lawyers is with transitions in their legal careers.… Read more »

Lawyer Burnout: Causes + Remedies

January 5, 2016  Posted in: Articles & Media, Nature of the Profession, Stress Reduction

Many times a year the counsellors at LAPBC sit across the desk from a lawyer who is tired, highly anxious, depressed, frustrated, angry and appearing quite desperate.… Read more »

Managing Life Transitions

January 5, 2016  Posted in: Articles & Media, Nature of the Profession, Stress Reduction

In the fifth century B.C., Heraclitus wrote “Nothing endures but change.” In writing his literary work Meditations in the first century A.D., Marcus Aurelius Antonius stated, “The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.” In fact, throughout all the ages and stages of history, there has been much contemplation about the inevitability of change and its effect on the human condition.… Read more »

Introverts in an Extrovert World

January 5, 2016  Posted in: Articles & Media, Nature of the Profession

Three quarters of the general population are extroverted, whereas 57 per cent of lawyers are introverted.… Read more »

Transforming Vicarious Trauma: From Surviving to Thriving

January 5, 2016  Posted in: Articles & Media, Nature of the Profession, Stress Reduction

Vicarious trauma is much more than merely a “stress or burnout reaction”.… Read more »

Success Without Happiness is Failure

January 5, 2016  Posted in: Articles & Media, Nature of the Profession, Stress Reduction

In the eyes of the world, most lawyers would be seen as successful. They are well educated and do important work and, at least by mid or late career, most are well off financially.… Read more »

Lawyers in Recovery Have Low Claim Rates

December 13, 2012  Posted in: Addictions, Nature of the Profession

A recent study by the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program (OOAP) has demonstrated the truth of a belief long held by most insurers, state bars and assistance programs; that getting lawyers into recovery saves lives and dollars.Read more »

Ethical Atrophy – Derek C. LaCroix QC

December 12, 2012  Posted in: Articles & Media, Nature of the Profession

Several years ago I was at a CLE on Ethics in which the presenters spoke entirely about the Rules and Regulations of the Bar.… Read more »

Depression: it’s more than feeling blue

December 12, 2012  Posted in: Nature of the Profession, Warning Signs

Depression is rapidly becoming the major health problem of our time.… Read more »


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