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Health & Wellness Updates and Events

Law practice can be grueling. The work can be intense, and the hours, long. Stress is inevitable, but with a systematic and comprehensive wellness program, with regular hiking as the foundation, manageable. Read more
Free event! No MCLE. Organized by the Health and Wellness Committees of the California Judges Association and the California Lawyers Association as a part of Health & Wellness week Read more
Being an effective lawyer is more than your substantive work. Accepting who you are can lead to increased connections, resilience, and efficacy in practicing law. The best lawyers know how to lead from their whole selves to connect with clients, co-counsel, the court, and juries. In 2024, ours is a world of disconnection and it will never be enough to simply be an excellent technical lawyer. Read more
A sound mind is one of the most important tools an attorney has, which is required to properly advocate for clients, manage large workloads, and handle multiple deadlines.  Read more
To Provide practical yoga techniques to effectively manage and reduce stress and introduce the benefits of yoga for stress management and promote holistic well- being among legal professions. Read more
Confessions of a gut worshipper; Describing the journey from near death to health and the foods that cause the disease and the foods leading to health. Read more
I started hiking in earnest in May 2020, two months after the world, or at least the San Francisco area, came to an abrupt halt due to COVID-19. At that time, hiking was one of the few pandemic-friendly social activities besides sitting in a friend’s backyard six feet away from each other. As some may recall, in May 2020, San Francisco’s mandate extended to outdoor activities. We complied, somewhat begrudgingly, during our hike from Ocean Beach, at the end of Sloat Boulevard, to Mount Davidson, shrouded in fog, of course, and back, via a pitstop at El Toreador, on West Portal, for a steaming hot burrito on a characteristically cold San Francisco night.  Read more
Techniques to engage clients while recognizing their individual traumas without retraumatizing them more; discussion of the concept of secondary trauma, how it manifests in lawyers, and ways to protect from its effects. Read more
The final quarter of 2023 is here! 2023 may have seemed like a blur. The holidays are fast approaching. Stressed? Right now is the time to stop and take a deep breath and evaluate how you can be in control of ending 2023 and getting yourself ready for a successful 2024. Join Katy Goshtasbi, securities lawyer, transition coach, consultant, speaker and well-being advocate in this interactive and impactful workshop. Read more
California Lawyers Association wrapped up its third annual Walking Challenge in September. Organized by the Health and Wellness Committee, the challenge featured legal professionals from all across the state, along with their friends and family, competing in teams to complete a virtual route spanning the extreme points of Great Britain.  Read more

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