Well-Being Skills for the Effective Lawyer
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9/19/2019
When: Thursday, September 19, 2019
9:00 AM
Where: Dayton, Ohio 
United States
Presenter: Debra S. Austin, J.D., Ph.D., Professor of the Practice University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Contact: Tyler Wright
937-222-7902


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Well-Being Skills for the Effective Lawyer
2.5 hrs of Professional Development and 0.5 General Hrs
Member $105 | NonMember $150 | Passport Holder $0
Speaker: Debra S. Austin, J.D., Ph.D., Professor of the Practice University of Denver Sturm College of Law

The stressors of work in the legal field can take a tremendous toll on cognitive ability. This presentation discusses the brain areas associated with these stressors and strategies for maintaining optimal cognitive functions referenced in the ABA Path to Lawyer Well-being Report. Young, mid-career and senior level lawyers can benefit from maximizing their cognitive health, just as they care of their physical health.

Agenda:
- Brain Structure
- The Process of Memory Formation
- The Impact of Stress on Cognition
- Q&A + Exercise 1: Stress Assessments
- How the Brain Can Be Hijacked: Motivation & Reward
- The Effect of Self-Medication: Caffeine, Alcohol, Nicotine, Study Drugs & Cannabis
- Q&A + Exercise 2: Tracking and Changing Habits
- Break
- Neuro-Destructive Conditions
- The Influence of Nutrition on the Brain
- Q&A + Exercise 3: Nutrition to Support Brain Health
- Recommendations for Optimizing Brain Health+Exercise 4: Protecting Brain Health
- Recommendations for Developing Mental Strength
- Q&A + Exercise 5: Developing Mental Strength