Updated: June 14, 2024

Pathways to Productivity  

Presented in collaboration with WSBA's Practice Management Assistance Program.

Where: Online via Zoom

When: Group meets via Zoom biweekly. We will continue Oct 1–Dec. 17, 2024

Cost: Free!

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sunset_walk_thumbFeeling challenged to maintain motivation and stay on top of your daily tasks? Overwhelmed by tasks and deadlines? If you're a legal professional navigating productivity challenges in the workplace, this group is tailored for you. Our goal is to create a supportive community where legal professionals can connect, sharing a common understanding of these challenges. Within this group, you'll discover valuable tools and techniques to enhance your workplace performance. Join us as we collectively address and overcome productivity hurdles in a collaborative and supportive environment. 

Topics of discussion will include:

  • The silent productivity killer: Attention Residue
  • Maintaining motivation
  • Structuring your day
  • Prioritization techniques
  • Time management

Starting Aug. 3, 2023

Career Guidance Group

Online via Zoom

When: Monthly on the first Thursday of each month from 3–4 p.m., beginning Aug. 3

Cost: Free!

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This drop-in group is for legal professionals seeking support in their job search or in other career dilemmas. This group will be led by Dan Crystal, PsyD or Adely Ruiz, LSWAIC. Getting There: Your Guide to Career Success offers a comprehensive guide to the job search and we can also provide templates for resumes and cover letters. Members will be asked to introduce themselves and support the other participants. We can assist with:

  • Resume review
  • Best practices for applying online
  • Informational interviewing
  • Identifying your ideal career
  • Transitioning between practice areas
  • Workplace challenges

Starting June 15, 2023

Healing Minds: Managing Persistent Challenges to One’s Wellbeing as a Legal Professional

Where: Online via Zoom

When: Held first Thursday of the month 1–2 p.m. 

Cost: Free for WSBA members

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Pensive woman looking out the windowThis group is for legal professionals who are managing depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addictions, complicated grief after the death of a loved one or have a history of other ongoing struggles with wellbeing. Adely Ruiz, LSWAIC and Dan Crystal, PsyD will host this ongoing, biweekly virtual support group. We aim to create a process group environment where members can share stories and provide support. One theme throughout the group will be how to confront the stigma of mental illness in the legal profession. The importance of respecting the confidences of other attendees will allow for trust among attendees and will be reinforced each session.

Topics often include:

  • What tools are necessary for your daily stability?
  • How do you know when you are losing your equanimity? Are there behaviors you engage in that are warning signs?
  • Tell us about a time when your wellbeing was at a low point and you had to step away from your work. What helped your recover?
  • Are you able to show self-compassion for the challenges you face?
  • Do you experience shame for your challenges, and do you see this experience as normal among attorneys?

While we want to leave you with ideas about how to take on challenges, we want the focus of this group to be on hearing your voices.