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Managing Attorney Stress With Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney

Managing Attorney Stress with Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee:
UZIT Tools and Techniques to Cultivate Equanimity
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Program Fee:

Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers
Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2020-2022), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorneys who practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

CLE Credit:
New York: 1.0 Law Practice Management
New Jersey: 1.0 General
California: 1.0 General 
Pennsylvania: 1.0 General
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys

Please join the City Bar’s Mindfulness and Well-Being in Law Committee for a special program with world-renowned yoga teachers and authors, Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee.  During these challenging times, many individuals struggle to find accessible resources or prioritize time for self-care. In this program participants will expand their understanding of challenges to attorney well-being and learn established stress management techniques to support rest and renewal. Launched out of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program, UZIT promotes everyday self-care by providing a sense of inner peace and stillness amidst the frenzied energy and pace and unique demands of today’s world, which disproportionately impacts attorneys who constantly face pressure to perform and excel. The integration of body awareness meditations, breathing exercises and essential oils with the appropriate mindful movements or restorative yoga poses can foster optimal relaxation and ease stress. UZIT is for anyone, anywhere and anytime—but especially for stressed-out lawyers—and will meet you where you are. No prior yoga experience is needed.

Key Topics of Discuss Will Include:

Key Topics of Discuss Will Include:
The Problem of Stress in the Legal Profession 
Disproportionately higher instances of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse in attorneys —particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrick Krill study.
Impact of ABA’s The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change from the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being
Supporting Stress Management in the Legal Profession 
Consequences of stress on an attorney’s intellectual, occupational, physical, spiritual, social and emotional health (6 Pillars of Law Well-being) and potential consequences on attorney competence
Recognizing symptoms that may lead to burnout and lawyer impairment in yourself and others. Benefits of LAP programs
How UZIT develops equanimity, self-reflection, compassion, self-care, and wisdom for attorneys to better manage the stress of practicing law 
Application of UZIT Stress Management Techniques in Practice
Mindfulness, Breathing, and UZIT practices to facilitate  attorney stress management 
Application of practices for litigators to use as tools in client meetings, courtroom proceedings, and in managing conflict with opposing counsel
Application of practices for use in balancing demanding workloads and managing relationships with colleagues and clients
Creating an attorney wellness plan based on UZIT principles 

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Program Instructors:
Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee,
Co-Founders, UZIT, LLC 
Lisa Podemski,
Chair, Mindfulness & Well-Being in Law Committee
Stacy Lefkowitz Schaffer,
Secretary, Mindfulness &Well-Being in Law Committee 
Sponsoring Association Committee:
Mindfulness & Well-Being in Law, Lisa Podemski, Chair
Career Advancement & Management, Robye Margolius, Chair

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