Untangling Fear in Lawyering (April 8, 2019)

Program Number: 2963

Program Date: 04/08/2019

Description

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For many law students and lawyers, studying and practicing law can be scary. We rarely talk about fear in law school or legal training. Instead, well-meaning mentors advise, “Just do it…fake it till you make it…if your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.” Yet, scientists confirm that fear blocks learning and performance. It can stoke anxiety and depression in a profession already saturated with mental health challenges. If we can turn down the dial of stress and anxiety even one notch for even one struggling individual in our profession by sparking a dialogue about the reality of fear in lawyering, let’s do it. This presentation discusses the reality, causes, manifestations, and consequences of fear in legal practice, and offers a four-step process for law students and lawyers to reframe fear into fortitude

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - BOTH New and Experienced Attorneys, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 CLE Credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 CLE Credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for BOTH Experienced and New Attorneys in NY

Presenters


Heidi K. Brown

Brooklyn Law School

Heidi K. Brown is a graduate of The University of Virginia School of Law, a law professor and Director of the Legal Writing Program at Brooklyn Law School, and a former litigator in the construction industry. Having struggled with extreme public speaking anxiety and the perceived pressure to force an extroverted persona throughout law school and two decades of law practice, she finally embraced her introversion and quiet nature as a powerful asset in teaching and practicing law. She is the author of a two-volume legal writing book series entitled The Mindful Legal Writer, won a Global Legal Skills award for her work in helping law students overcome public speaking anxiety in the context of the Socratic Method and oral arguments, and was appointed to the Fulbright Specialist roster to teach English legal writing in international law schools. As the author of The Introverted Lawyer, Heidi champions the power of quiet law students and lawyers to be profoundly impactful advocates, in their authentic voices.


Contact Information: Heidi.Brown@brooklaw.edu or heidi@theintrovertedlawyer.com
Website: www.theintrovertedlawyer.com (includes links to articles written by the author)
Law School Webpage: https://www.brooklaw.edu/faculty/directory/facultymember/biography?id=heidi.brown


Twitter: @introvertlawyer
Instagram: @introvertedlawyer


Links to Purchase Book:
https://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/store/productdetails.aspx?productId=273855314
https://www.amazon.com/Introverted-Lawyer-Authentically-Empowered-Advocacy/dp/1634257723
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-introverted-lawyer-heidi-k-brown/1125448909?ean=9781634257725

 

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