The Importance of Stress Management and Sleep for Lawyers
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When: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT
Where: Hruska Law Center, 1st Flr Conf Rm
635 S 14th St
Lincoln, Nebraska  68508
United States

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MCLE Accreditation
Nebraska MCLE #152566 (Regular/Live credit), #152565 (Distance learning credit). 2 CLE ethics hours.

Registration Fees
$130 - Regular Registration
FREE - I paid 2018 NSBA dues and would like to claim my 2 free ethics credits
$100 - NSBA dues-paying member (I do not want to claim my 2 free ethics credits at this time)
Free - Law Students

NSBA Dues Paying Members:  If you have not already claimed your 2 hours of FREE Ethics for 2018, please enter the Promo Code ethics2018 when checking out in store.  Be sure to click the "Apply" button to ensure the discount is applied.  If you are unsure if you paid dues to the NSBA, please contact the NSBA offices at (402) 475-7091. 

A vast majority of lawyers in all settings report that pressure and tension on the job is considerable. Stress and sleep deprivation among lawyers often cause job dissatisfaction, burnout, depression, and substance abuse which, in turn, cause ethical violations, malpractice, and various types of unprofessional behaviors. It hurts lawyers and their families, diminishes their ability to serve clients, and reduces the respect that people have for our entire system of justice. The core values contained in the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct, such as integrity and civility, require lawyers to manage their stress levels by reducing their dysfunctional negative thoughts and emotions (e.g., anger). Furthermore, ABA Formal Opinion 03-429 (June 11, 2003) imposes an ethical obligation on law firms to assist lawyers who are mentally impaired.

Attendees will walk away from this program with an understanding of the effects of stress and sleep deprivation on the body and mind and how proper management of stress improves mental health, which allows attorneys to better serve their clients, the justice system, and the public. Attendees will learn effective ways to reduce stress through higher quality and quantity of sleep and through simple relaxation techniques.

Elise McHatton, MA, ACSM EP-C, NSCA-CSCS is Director of Account Management at SimplyWell and has more than 18 years of experience in individual and group wellness programming. Elise has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. She also holds certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Her prior work experience includes wellness programming in health club, cardiac rehab and corporate environments.