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Wellness and Balance

Emotional intelligence: the essential skill for the workplace and life

The concept of emotional intelligence isn’t new but has seen exponential growth over the years and is said to be the essential skill in the workplace and in our personal lives. We’ve all heard about the dichotomy of the heart and mind – it is at the centre of the concept of emotional intelligence. Stopping… Read More »

Categories: Uncategorized, Communication Errors, Wellness and Balance

Managing your mental health through COVID

We are experiencing what our email inboxes repeatedly call “unprecedented times”. Many Canadians are facing lost employment and financial strain; many are taking on a large number of new responsibilities as they act as home-schooling teacher and caretaker for their children; and all Canadians face the new anxieties and fears now associated with shopping for… Read More »

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Healthy lawyers make healthy practices: LAWPRO’s support for mental health and wellness resources

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Mental health challenges in the legal profession are often ignored, stigmatized, and untreated. This not only leads to poorer quality of life for lawyers and their families, it is a contributing cause of many malpractice claims. This is why, for over a decade, LAWPRO and the Law Society of Ontario have co-funded wellness and mental… Read More »

Categories: Wellness and Balance, Risk Management & Claims Prevention

New York Times feature “The Lawyer, The Addict”

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The New York Times has published an excellent article called “The Lawyer, The Addict” about a lawyer who succumbed to a secret drug addiction and his ex-wife’s attempts to piece together how he could maintain a successful legal career while hiding his problems right to the very end. The article explores the toll drugs and… Read More »

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“Putting your best brain forward”: Strive for self-awareness

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This is the one of seven strategies that you can follow to help you apply the emerging lessons of neuroscience and evolutionary psychology to the day-to-day work of your practice, as explained in the article Putting your best brain forward: How neuroscience awareness and evolutionary psychology can help lawyers avoid claims and offer better client… Read More »

Categories: Risk Management Strategies, Wellness and Balance

“Putting your best brain forward”: Nourish your brain

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This is the one of seven strategies that you can follow to help you apply the emerging lessons of neuroscience and evolutionary psychology to the day-to-day work of your practice, as explained in the article Putting your best brain forward: How neuroscience awareness and evolutionary psychology can help lawyers avoid claims and offer better client… Read More »

Categories: Risk Management Strategies, Wellness and Balance
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