I attended a seminar last week in Orlando entitled Practicing with Professionalism. Michael Cohen, Executive Director of Florida Lawyers Assistance, presented the first session, entitled “Chemical Dependency/Stress.” He opened with his own story of substance abuse and recovery — instant credibility, a spellbinding tale of breakdown and recovery. I suspect that most of us who attend […]
/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/stressed-man.jpg282425Julie Fleming/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/3179291.pngJulie Fleming2006-03-14 21:42:332016-12-11 08:44:07Studies show high rates of attorney depression, substance abuse, and suicide. What do practicing lawyers need to know?
I was having a conversation with a friend yesterday, and she asked why I’m coaching and what I want for lawyers. Ok, actually, she asked if I want lawyers to leave the profession and seek happiness in some other field! No, that isn’t what I want for lawers — unless, of course, that’s what some […]
/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Depositphotos_13006410_m-2015.jpg1000993Julie Fleming/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/3179291.pngJulie Fleming2006-03-09 15:23:402016-12-11 09:44:46What do I want for lawyers? And how does coaching help with that?
There’s an interesting article by Steven Keeva in the ABA Journal, entitled “What Tears May Tell: Sometimes It’s Beneficial to Show Emotions When Working With Clients,” the article’s thesis is that showing genuine emotion permits deep interpersonal connection and communication. The article focuses on two stories: one of a lawyer who cried when recounting the […]
It doesn’t hurt to take a hard look at yourself from time to time, and this should help get you started. During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what criterion defines whether or not a patient should be institutionalized. “Well,” said the Director, “we fill up a bathtub, then we […]