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OUR MISSION

We are committed to building a mindful, trauma-informed legal community that prioritizes holistic individual and organizational health. By implementing healthy, holistic means to manage chronic and day-to-day stressors among attorneys and their staff, we can create purposeful work environments that safeguard and support our ability to be happy and productive legal advocates and human beings!

 

We empower legal practitioners to protect their well-being and livelihood using practical strategies and evidence-based mindfulness methods to relieve stress, combat implicit bias, promote civility, consciously leverage technology, as well as prevent vicarious traumatization and burnout. By sharing our personal struggles and triumphs, we seek to generate open and honest conversations about the pervasive, yet "taboo" health risks of practicing law, including mental health concerns, addiction, and suicide.

Mindfulness-Focused Training for Legal Professionals
Becky Howlett, Attorney and Certified Meditation Instructor
Cynthia Sharp, Veteran Attorney

"Cindy and Becky delivered an excellent and engaging CLE presentation for our firm's annual CLE seminar on mental health and substance abuse in the legal profession. They adapted their presentation to our jurisdiction’s CLE requirements and gave an engaging presentation. In the lead up to the event, they were communicative and responsive and took the time to understand our firm’s needs. I highly recommend their services."

Tre Holloway, Litigation Associate

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Well-Being Retreats for Attorneys

Take your Team-Building to the Next Level with Interactive Mindfulness Meditation

In the modern practice of law, actively prioritizing employee well-being will be essential to maintain high performance, retention, and recruitment of top legal talent. Our programming is designed to help lawyers protect themselves from burnout and related mental health concerns, maximize productivity, and ultimately implement sustainable, positive change in their law practice and life. We look forward to collaborating with your team to develop a customized program tailored to the firm’s priorities. Our interactive, in-person Retreats incorporate the following:

•  Lecture from experienced senior and junior attorneys;

•  Targeted written exercises;

•  Small and large group discussion; and

•  Guided Mindfulness Training.

 

 Overall, Retreat participants gain the following tools to support their personal and professional development:

•  Holistic Health Assessment;

•  Individualized Well-Being Plan;

•  Foundational Mindfulness Meditation Techniques; and

•  Complimentary 1-Hour Virtual Follow-up Meeting.

MENU OF CLE COURSES

Take your Continuing Legal Education to the Next Level with Interactive Mindfulness Meditation

Each CLE program runs for 60 minutes and qualifies for 1 hour of Ethics, Implicit Bias, Substance Use, or Mental Health CLE credits – depending on jurisdiction. Contact us today to discuss your organization's needs and schedule a customized live program.

NEW CLE: ChatGPT

Mindfully and Ethically Leveraging ChatGPT in the Legal Field

Join Attorneys Cynthia Sharp and Rebecca Howlett in this cutting-edge CLE course exploring the benefits, pitfalls and potential ethical ramifications of incorporating ChatGPT into your legal practice. Through real-life examples and live demonstration, we will examine how ChatGPT can enhance legal research, drafting, client communication and even marketing. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insights into the world of AI and the law.

CLE ON-DEMAND

CLE that always fits your schedule. Watch anytime!

Get CLE credit from the comfort of your home. Please note we also have regular live replays that qualify for live credit. Depending on jurisdiction, these programs qualify for Ethics CLE credit or specialty credits like Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Elimination of Bias. Click to see our full course offerings, then select your state from the drop-down menu to see if this program is approved in your jurisdiction. Please let us know if you have questions!

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The Legal Mindset Corner Podcast

Many attorneys feel chronic stress, anxiety and pressure throughout their daily professional lives. If that sounds like you - it’s time to take a deep breath and join our conversation. Explore lawyer well-being topics like:

 

  • Work-life integration; 

  • Stress resilience; and

  • Mental health in the legal field.

The Legal Mindset Corner: An Introduction To The Show
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The Legal Mindset Corner: An Introduction To The Show

Welcome to episode 1 of The Legal Mindset Corner, a new podcast hosted by Cynthia Sharp and Becky Howlett! For this conversation, Cynthia and Becky are joined by Nick Werker, the marketing director at Answering Legal. In this episode, Nick takes over the role of host and asks Cynthia and Becky about how they came together during the height of the pandemic to create a new lawyer wellness organization, their vision for The Legal Mindset Corner, what issues the legal community seems to be struggling most with these days and much more! About our guest: Nick Werker is the marketing director at Answering Legal, leveraging nearly a decade of marketing experience and adeptness for customer-centric messaging to progress the company’s strategic campaigns. He’s also the host of Answering Legal’s Everything Except the Law podcast, where he interviews legal experts about legal marketing, public relations, legal tech, wellness and more. About the show: Many attorneys feel chronic stress, anxiety and pressure throughout their daily professional lives. If that sounds like you - it’s time to take a deep breath and join us at The Legal Mindset Corner - a podcast dedicated to tackling the unique challenges faced by lawyers in today's fast-paced world. Join Rebecca Howlett and Cynthia Sharp, our attorney co-hosts as they explore a range of topics that impact lawyer well-being, including mindfulness, work-life integration, digital communication, resilience, healthy communication, and more. Whether you're a seasoned lawyer or just starting out in your career, this podcast is a must-listen for anyone looking to reduce stress, anxiety, and burnout while enhancing their professional and personal life. So don't wait any longer - tune in to the "The Legal Mindset Corner" today and take the first step towards a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling career in law. Learn more about The Legal Burnout Solution here: https://www.legalburnout.com/ The Legal Mindset Corner is a part of the Answering Legal podcast network. Learn more about our new podcast network here: ow.ly/Jnij50OjSTA Interested in learning more about Answering Legal? Book an appointment to speak with us here: http://ow.ly/LSUq30sjviN You can also give us a call at 631-400-8000 or go to www.answeringlegal.com This podcast is produced and edited by Joe Galotti. You can reach Joe via email at joe@answeringlegal.com. Music by https://www.free-stock-music.com
The Legal Mindset Corner: Sharing The Latest On AI And Its Impact On The World Of Law
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The Legal Mindset Corner: Sharing The Latest On AI And Its Impact On The World Of Law

Welcome to episode 2 of The Legal Mindset Corner, a podcast hosted by Cynthia Sharp and Becky Howlett! For this conversation, Cynthia and Becky are joined by attorney and Chat GPT expert Marc Hoag. In this episode, Marc, Cynthia and Becky discuss Marc's experience running a boutique law practice focused on AI law, why Marc believes any law firm not embracing AI technology will be dead or dying by 2025, how attorneys should go about using AI right now and much more! About our guest: Marc Hoag is a multifaceted professional with experience spanning product management, entrepreneurship, legal practice, writing, and podcasting. As a California-licensed attorney and a UCLA alumnus with a strong background in economics, He's honed his analytical and problem-solving skills throughout his diverse career. His passion for technology and innovation led him to found a venture-backed startup as well as several others. In addition, he co-founded an autonomous vehicle and smart mobility consultancy where he provides valuable insights and strategies to startups and industry leaders. About the show: Many attorneys feel chronic stress, anxiety and pressure throughout their daily professional lives. If that sounds like you - it’s time to take a deep breath and join us at The Legal Mindset Corner - a podcast dedicated to tackling the unique challenges faced by lawyers in today's fast-paced world. Join Rebecca Howlett and Cynthia Sharp, our attorney co-hosts as they explore a range of topics that impact lawyer well-being, including mindfulness, work-life integration, digital communication, resilience, healthy communication, and more. Whether you're a seasoned lawyer or just starting out in your career, this podcast is a must-listen for anyone looking to reduce stress, anxiety, and burnout while enhancing their professional and personal life. So don't wait any longer - tune in to the "The Legal Mindset Corner" today and take the first step towards a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling career in law. Learn more about The Legal Burnout Solution here: https://www.legalburnout.com/ The Legal Mindset Corner is a part of the Answering Legal podcast network. Learn more about our new podcast network here: ow.ly/Jnij50OjSTA Interested in learning more about Answering Legal? Book an appointment to speak with us here: http://ow.ly/LSUq30sjviN You can also give us a call at 631-400-8000 or go to www.answeringlegal.com This podcast is produced and edited by Joe Galotti. You can reach Joe via email at joe@answeringlegal.com.
The Legal Mindset Corner: Improving Your Life And Career, One Step At A Time
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The Legal Mindset Corner: Improving Your Life And Career, One Step At A Time

Welcome to episode 3 of The Legal Mindset Corner, a podcast hosted by Cynthia Sharp and Becky Howlett! For this conversation, Cynthia and Becky are joined by Sara R. Ellis, a mental health professional and former litigator. This episode was recorded in front of a live virtual audience at Answering Legal's 2023 Law Firm Summer Reboot Camp. Topics of discussion include why lawyers are especially susceptible to perfectionism, reaching your goals gradually, destigmatizing mental health issues in the legal world and much more! About our guest: Sara has completed her Master of Science in Social Work with a concentration in Clinical Practice and certificate in Trauma Treatment. She aims to provide therapy to lawyers and other professionals in careers where mental health challenges are often ignored, stigmatized, and left untreated. In September 2022, she joined the executive committee and board of directors for the Lawyers Depression Project, a not-for-profit that provides a confidential online peer-to-peer support group for members of the legal profession. Learn more about the Lawyers Depression Project: https://www.lawyersdepressionproject.org/ About the show: Many attorneys feel chronic stress, anxiety and pressure throughout their daily professional lives. If that sounds like you - it’s time to take a deep breath and join us at The Legal Mindset Corner - a podcast dedicated to tackling the unique challenges faced by lawyers in today's fast-paced world. Join Rebecca Howlett and Cynthia Sharp, our attorney co-hosts as they explore a range of topics that impact lawyer well-being, including mindfulness, work-life integration, digital communication, resilience, healthy communication, and more. Whether you're a seasoned lawyer or just starting out in your career, this podcast is a must-listen for anyone looking to reduce stress, anxiety, and burnout while enhancing their professional and personal life. So don't wait any longer - tune in to the "The Legal Mindset Corner" today and take the first step towards a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling career in law. Learn more about The Legal Burnout Solution here: https://www.legalburnout.com/ The Legal Mindset Corner is a part of the Answering Legal podcast network. Interested in learning more about Answering Legal? Book an appointment to speak with us here: http://ow.ly/LSUq30sjviN You can also give us a call at 631-400-8000 or go to www.answeringlegal.com This podcast is produced and edited by Joe Galotti. You can reach Joe via email at joe@answeringlegal.com.
The Legal Mindset Corner: Taking A More Proactive Approach Towards Lawyer Wellness
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The Legal Mindset Corner: Taking A More Proactive Approach Towards Lawyer Wellness

Welcome to episode 4 of The Legal Mindset Corner, a podcast hosted by Cynthia Sharp and Becky Howlett! For this conversation, Cynthia and Becky are joined by Michael Kennedy, Bar Counsel for The Vermont Judiciary. In this episode, Michael, Cynthia and Becky discuss tying attorney competence to behavioral health issues, finding time every day to focus on wellness, keeping up with rapid technological changes and much more! About our guest: Michael Kennedy provides attorneys and non-attorneys with guidance related to legal ethics and the Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct. He administers the program that facilitates non-disciplinary resolution of disputes involving legal ethics. Check out Michael's blog "Ethical Grounds" here: https://vtbarcounsel.wordpress.com/ About the show: Many attorneys feel chronic stress, anxiety and pressure throughout their daily professional lives. If that sounds like you - it’s time to take a deep breath and join us at The Legal Mindset Corner - a podcast dedicated to tackling the unique challenges faced by lawyers in today's fast-paced world. Join Rebecca Howlett and Cynthia Sharp, our attorney co-hosts as they explore a range of topics that impact lawyer well-being, including mindfulness, work-life integration, digital communication, resilience, healthy communication, and more. Whether you're a seasoned lawyer or just starting out in your career, this podcast is a must-listen for anyone looking to reduce stress, anxiety, and burnout while enhancing their professional and personal life. So don't wait any longer - tune in to the "The Legal Mindset Corner" today and take the first step towards a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling career in law. Learn more about The Legal Burnout Solution here: https://www.legalburnout.com/ The Legal Mindset Corner is a part of the Answering Legal podcast network. Interested in learning more about Answering Legal? Book an appointment to speak with us here: http://ow.ly/LSUq30sjviN You can also give us a call at 631-400-8000 or go to www.answeringlegal.com This podcast is produced and edited by Joe Galotti. You can reach Joe via email at joe@answeringlegal.com.
The Legal Mindset Corner: What Attorneys Need To Know About Implicit Bias
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The Legal Mindset Corner: What Attorneys Need To Know About Implicit Bias

Welcome to episode 5 of The Legal Mindset Corner, a podcast hosted by Cynthia Sharp and Becky Howlett! For this conversation, Cynthia and Becky are joined by Cedric Ashley, former law firm owner and founder of cedashco, inc.. In this episode, Cedric, Cynthia and Becky discuss the importance of becoming aware of your implicit biases, examples of implicit bias impacting legal environments, being your own best advocate and much more! About our guest: Cedric Ashley is an ICF certified coach, a trainer, and a facilitator with significant experience in helping individuals, teams, and organizations reach new heights of performance and fulfillment. As the Founder and Principal of cedashco, inc., he wakes up every morning relentlessly committed to the noble purpose of making people's lives better. He specializes in empowering clients to discover their true potential and navigate their journeys with confidence, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in today's dynamic business landscape, and creating inclusive and energizing environments that foster collaboration and innovation. He delivers tailored and results-driven solutions, leveraging his expertise in leadership development, emotional intelligence, intercultural competency, and group dynamics. Connect with Cedric on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cedricashley/ About the show: Many attorneys feel chronic stress, anxiety and pressure throughout their daily professional lives. If that sounds like you - it’s time to take a deep breath and join us at The Legal Mindset Corner - a podcast dedicated to tackling the unique challenges faced by lawyers in today's fast-paced world. Join Rebecca Howlett and Cynthia Sharp, our attorney co-hosts as they explore a range of topics that impact lawyer well-being, including mindfulness, work-life integration, digital communication, resilience, healthy communication, and more. Whether you're a seasoned lawyer or just starting out in your career, this podcast is a must-listen for anyone looking to reduce stress, anxiety, and burnout while enhancing their professional and personal life. So don't wait any longer - tune in to the "The Legal Mindset Corner" today and take the first step towards a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling career in law. Learn more about The Legal Burnout Solution here: https://www.legalburnout.com/ The Legal Mindset Corner is a part of the Answering Legal podcast network. Interested in learning more about Answering Legal? Book an appointment to speak with us here: http://ow.ly/LSUq30sjviN You can also give us a call at 631-400-8000 or go to www.answeringlegal.com This podcast is produced and edited by Joe Galotti. You can reach Joe via email at joe@answeringlegal.com.
The Legal Mindset Corner: The Positive Impact Of Pets On Attorney Mental Health
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The Legal Mindset Corner: The Positive Impact Of Pets On Attorney Mental Health

Welcome to episode 6 of The Legal Mindset Corner, a podcast hosted by Cynthia Sharp and Becky Howlett! For this conversation, Cynthia and Becky are joined by Terry Harrell (Executive Director at Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program) & Loretta Oleksy (Mindful Life and Work Coach for Thought Kitchen). In this episode, Terry, Loretta, Cynthia and Becky discuss how adopting pets can help combat loneliness, the benefits of introducing pets into legal office settings, the most valuable lessons lawyers can learn from their pets and much more! About our guests: Now the executive director of the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP), Terry Harrell worked first as a lawyer then transitioned into clinical work. She is a licensed clinical addictions counselor and has a nationally recognized master addiction counselor certification. She serves on many national committees for lawyer assistance programs, and is a member of the ISBA, past Chair of the Professional Legal Education Admission and Development Section (PLEADS) and the Wellness Committee. Connect with Terry on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-harrell-a050ab11/ Loretta Oleksy helps individuals, groups, and organizations live and work in a way that is aligned with their strengths and values. At Thought Kitchen she provides mindfulness-based coaching to individuals who are seeking to uncover their authentic selves, integrate and align their work with their personal values, develop leadership skills, and maximize their full potential. She previously served as Deputy Director for the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP). Connect with Loretta on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/loretta-oleksy/ About the show: Many attorneys feel chronic stress, anxiety and pressure throughout their daily professional lives. If that sounds like you - it’s time to take a deep breath and join us at The Legal Mindset Corner - a podcast dedicated to tackling the unique challenges faced by lawyers in today's fast-paced world. Join Rebecca Howlett and Cynthia Sharp, our attorney co-hosts as they explore a range of topics that impact lawyer well-being, including mindfulness, work-life integration, digital communication, resilience, healthy communication, and more. Whether you're a seasoned lawyer or just starting out in your career, this podcast is a must-listen for anyone looking to reduce stress, anxiety, and burnout while enhancing their professional and personal life. So don't wait any longer - tune in to the "The Legal Mindset Corner" today and take the first step towards a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling career in law. Learn more about The Legal Burnout Solution here: https://www.legalburnout.com/ The Legal Mindset Corner is a part of the Answering Legal podcast network. Interested in learning more about Answering Legal? Book an appointment to speak with us here: http://ow.ly/LSUq30sjviN You can also give us a call at 631-400-8000 or go to www.answeringlegal.com This podcast is produced and edited by Joe Galotti. You can reach Joe via email at joe@answeringlegal.com.
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