Ethics / Professionalism

A Conscious Approach to Lawyer Mental Health and Well-being


Mental health and well-being is a hot topic, and one that is extremely important in the legal profession. Whether you're at a law firm, corporation, or wherever you might be, the legal industry is at a crossroads of a pivotal moment where health and mental health is a topic that everyone needs to be aware of and be talking about.

As attorneys, the statistics surrounding anxiety, depression, and substance abuse are staggering, which is why this topic needs to be addressed. The presenters of this course give a thorough overview of personality traits that pertain to those in the legal profession that might be leading to a toxic environment, and they provide some practical tips about ways that we all can approach well-being and mental health to help mitigate some of these factors that are inherent in how you practice and who you are as an individual.

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I. Lawyer Mental Health and Well-being
    A. Why this is an Important Topic of Discussion
    B. Statistics that Drive this Discussion
    C. Why the Disconnect?
    D. Personality Traits that Feed the Struggle
    E. Lawyers are Statistically Different
         1. Skepticism and Autonomy
         2. Sense of Urgency
         3. Sociability
         4. Resilience
    F. Recognizing Behaviors and Adjusting Reactions
         1. Imposter Syndrome and Skepticism
         2. Autonomy, Urgency, Sociability, and Resilience
    G. Real-World Hypotheticals
         1. Sense of Urgency Causes Anxiety
         2. Low Resilience Leads to Depression
    H. Questions Answered and Thoughts Shared

Content Provided

With influence and presence on both U.S. coasts and abroad, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP enjoys an expansive international platform. The firm has 14 offices in global centers for capital markets, energy and technology and provides its clients with the strength of this reach and a commitment to cross-border service and responsiveness. Pillsbury is a leader in its core areas of focus: capital markets and finance, energy, global sourcing, litigation, real estate, technology, life sciences, and communications.

Speakers / Authors:

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Miriam Benor

Miriam Benor is Senior Manager of Talent Development at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.  She is a former litigator in New York, and career counselor at Pepperdine Law School. Among other things, Ms. Benor oversees Pillsbury’s firm-wide mentoring initiatives and is a certified career coach who works with attorneys at the firm. She recently developed programs on confidence and feedback that she has delivered throughout the firm's offices.

Ms. Benor received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2004, and her Bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Columbia University in 2001.

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Kathleen Pearson

Kathleen Pearson is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.  She is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall strategic direction of the firm. Ms. Pearson provides strategic leadership specifically in the areas of employee relations, talent management, benefit administration, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and compensation.

In addition to overseeing all HR-related functions for the firm, she is a member of Pillsbury’s executive committee, the firm’s leadership body that establishes business and operational priorities, shapes firm direction and sets policies in conjunction with the management Board.

Ms. Pearson received her M.P.S. in Law Firm Management and Strategy from The George Washington University in 2012, her Graduate Certificate in Law Firm Management from The George Washington University in 2010, and her B.M. from The University of Southern Mississippi in 1995.


Price (USD)

Standard: $99.00
Subscribers: FREE
Pillsbury U Online: FREE
Metro State Univ: $99.00


Course Code : 775584

Release Date : 03/30/2020

Length : 59min
Recorded Date : 1/14/2020

Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible

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