Professional Wellness for Lawyers and Law Firms 2018


Course Date: June 26, 2018

Total: 5h 13min

Introduction

Brook GreenbergFasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
Thomas L. SpraggsSpraggs & Co. Law Corporation, Coquitlam

Lawyer and Law Firm Wellness in Context

  • Traditional views of wellness
  • Challenges to the traditional view
  • Towards a new paradigm for wellness

Thomas L. Spraggs Spraggs & Co. Law Corporation, Coquitlam

The Business Case for Lawyer Wellness

  • Statistics and research relating to mental health and the legal profession
  • The strategy adopted by Norton Rose Fulbright around wellness
  • A small firm perspective on achieving wellness
  • How success is measured in the wellness space

Ian Burroughs — Kerfoot Burroughs LLP, Vancouver
Keya Dasgupta
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Toronto

Morning Break

Mental Health and the Legal Profession

  • The prevalence, scope, and impact of the issues
  • Why the culture of the legal profession needs to change and how it can do so
  • What the LSBC as regulator is doing

Brook Greenberg Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

Lawyer’s Assistance Program (LAP) Perspective

  • Trends in lawyer wellness
  • Stories from the front line of practice

Derek C. LaCroix, QC — Lawyers Assistance Program of BC, Vancouver

Lunch

The Long and Winding Road: A Wellness Story

  • What it was like
  • What happened
  • What it is like now

Mark L. Tweedy Mark Tweedy Mediation + Arbitration, Vancouver

Wellness at Your Desk: Mental and Physical Health Tips for Busy Lawyers

  • Understanding how a deskbound occupation can negatively impact your mental and physical health
  • Detecting early signs of toxic stress and practical strategies for dealing with it
  • Building movement into your day to increase mobility
  • Prioritizing sleep and diet, and improving productivity

Stephanie Melnychuk Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP, Vancouver

Afternoon Break

Wellness Practitioner’s Panel

Moderator: Derek C. LaCroix, QCLawyers Assistance Program of BC, Vancouver
Stephen G. Herman — Scarborough, Herman & Bluekens, New Westminster
Alexander D.C. KaskGuild Yule LLP, Vancouver
Jeff NaylorBarrister & Solicitor, Vancouver
Allison WolfShift Works Strategic Inc., Vancouver

Closing Remarks

Brook Greenberg Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
Thomas L. SpraggsSpraggs & Co. Law Corporation, Coquitlam