Welcome to "The Thriving Lawyers Podcast, brought to you by ReelTime Creative Learning Experiences!
The sad but increasingly indisputable truth is many lawyers are not “thriving” but in fact are experiencing “a ‘profound ambivalence’ about their work,” according to the American Bar Association's National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being.
The good news is that the legal community, often resistant to change, has begun to seriously confront the issues that are helping to create that ambivalence.
Join us each week for candid, but ultimately inspiring conversation with lawyers from around the U.S. and Canada (and maybe points beyond) who have found ways to truly thrive in the practice of law.
We may even discuss a movie or two, on our never-ending quest for inspiration, motivation, and practical solutions. (That is how Reel Time got started, after all!)
Thriving... While Fighting Systemic Racism and Injustice
This week, Michael Kahn interviews Sean O'Brien, Professor at Clinical Program Director at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
In pt. 1, Sean shares some of the struggles he faces in representing innocent persons on death row. He describes the immense stress & pressures that come with the work, the challenges of battling the appalling injustices that many people encounter, and how he has been able to keep at it for all these years.
Come back next week for pt. 2!
Thriving... by Utilizing Mindfulness Daily Pt. 2
Join us for part 2 of Michael Kahn's interview with Cheyne Scott, Partner at Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC.
In the second part of this interview, Michael and Cheyne dive into the importance of accepting and internalizing thoughts and emotions and taking a moment to analyze their source; especially the ones that are unexpected and negative. Cheyne also talks about coping mechanisms and shares some of her favorites. Plus, this episode comes with plenty of book recommendations!
Thriving... by Utilizing Mindfulness Daily
We are excited to bring you part 1 of Michael Kahn's interview with Cheyne Scott, a newly minted Partner at Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC in Seacaucus, New Jersey
In this episode, Cheyne shares some of her personal experiences in dealing with the immense stress of being a lawyer and how she found peace and relief through the practice of mindfulness. Michael and Cheyne also discuss the power of mindset and the importance of focusing only on useful thoughts.
Join us next week for part 2!
Thriving... in Romantic & Family Relationships Pt. 2
Part 2 of, "Put Away Your Legal Pad: How to Stop Litigating Ourselves out of Good Relationships," from a webinar that ReelTime presented in conjunction with the ABA during Lawyer Wellbeing Week in May 2020.
Special guests include Wendy Osborn (wife of Chris & a counseling intern in her own right), & ReelTime Affiliate & friend Dr. Andrea Cochran (D. Psych.).
Thriving... in Romantic & Family Relationships
This 2 pt. series: "Put Away Your Legal Pad: How to Stop Litigating Ourselves out of Good Relationships," is excerpted from a webinar presented by ReelTime in conjunction w/ the ABA during Lawyer Wellbeing Week. Special guests: Wendy Osborn (wife of Chris & counseling intern in her own right), & ReelTime Affiliate Dr. Andrea Cochran (D. Psych). We explore challenges that lawyers face in their interpersonal relationships, deeper sources of these issues, & strategies for not over-lawyering the people we love.
Thriving… as a Black Lawyer in a Tense Time of Protest and Unrest Pt. 2
In this second part of Michael Kahn's interview with Sidney Evering, they dive deeper into the issues surrounding the #BlackLivesMatter movement. You won't want to miss Sidney's poignant observations about what he believes to be the core problem in racial disparities experienced by people of color. Sidney also offer insights into his own experiences as a lawyer of color, and into how he manages to stay hopeful even in the face of continuing challenges and disappointments.
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Critically thinking lawyers with hearts and plentiful insight to share about the practice of law and the balance of being lawyers who desire to remain human and use their thoughtful skills to practice in a mindful, healthy and intelligent way.