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Friday 24 January 2020 09:30 – 16:30
Why are disabled people 'unexpected' in the legal profession? What does this mean for disabled legal professionals and for employers seeking to recruit and retain talent? This conference reports findings and recommendations from the Legally Disabled project, the first research of its kind to examine the career experiences of disabled people working in the legal profession in England and Wales. This ground-breaking project, the outcome of a two year partnership between disabled academics and disabled people in the legal profession, led by Cardiff University, prioritised the traditionally marginalised ‘voices’ of disabled people in order to influence meaningful change to culture and practice in the profession. The format of the conference will include a series of participative workshops in the afternoon aimed at harnessing the expertise of the different stakeholders attending.
British Academy, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
Wednesday 29 January 2020
Celebrate Dry January - for small/micro-businesses and the self-employed in the legal profession hosted by Dragon Cafe in the City. A chance to network, try out some alcohol-free beers and to hear from speakers across the profession.
St Ethelburga's Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG
13 February 2020
In a recent Law Society survey of Junior Lawyers, 55% of women and 42% of men told us they regularly felt unable to cope, with almost two-fifths experiencing a mental health problem. High workload and demanding clients were behind many of the problems, and the resulting stress led to problems with family life and relationships. In response to this, we are offering a series of two-hour resilience and wellbeing workshops, created to help you be your best at work, and away from it. The workshop puts the focus on your personal coping mechanisms. We demonstrate how to self-assess, manage emotional responses and deal with everyday stressors, so you can better deal with the pressures of your job. We will tackle anxiety and its causes, encourage positive thinking and you will leave with valuable skills for life.
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL
27 February 2020, 18:30-20:30
Many of us believe that with external factors such as heavy workloads, tight deadlines and long hours beyond our control, stress is inevitable and adopting coping strategies is the only way to avoid the risk of burnout. But what if that was not true? What if we all had innate mental wellbeing and innate resilience and could access it at will? What if we can all tap into innate resources to work with greater ease and effortlessness, regardless of external pressures? This workshop will uncover a vastly under-appreciated variable to our wellbeing and performance: our state of mind. When we start to see the impact it has on our experience of everything including feelings of stress, we are able to navigate the daily dynamics of our own state of mind more effectively. With a clear mind, we function with acute clarity and focus and our in-built resilience comes alive.
Natwest Accelerator Hub, 5th Floor, Regents House, 40-42 Islington High Street, London N1 8XB
18th and 19th March 2020
On the 18th and 19th of March 2020, the London ExCeL will host the most forward-thinking LegalEx to date: housing 150 cutting-edge suppliers and 100+ educational, CPD accredited seminars from some of the world’s top legal experts and innovative thinkers. Leading the industry as the most accomplished event for ambitious and successful legal firms looking to modernise their practices. We want to invite you to be one of the 3,500 legal professionals that come together at the ExCeL to discover the latest tools, products, services, resources and innovations that are changing the game in legal business growth and data security. Aside from the 150 industry-leading exhibitors, visitors will also benefit from the expert-led seminar schedule and the sophistication of the keynote line-up that gets better every year. LawCare is a charity partner of this event. Register at the link for FREE tickets to be part of the UK's leading legal event. L
Thursday 26 March 2020 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
Depression, anxiety, burnout, chronic fatigue syndrome and all kinds of stress related physical ailments are all labels that are increasingly on the rise. But what if our commonly held ideas for what constitutes mental health were actually innocently misguided? What if holding onto those ideas and ideals could actually initiate a cycle of chronic mental stress, which could also, over time, perpetuate cycles of physical illness? What if we were sitting in the middle of mental health, and because of our misunderstandings, simply not seeing it? Join our guest speaker John El-Mokadem and host Chetna Bhatt as they invite you to look towards seeing a new paradigm of mental health. One that is easier, more effortless, and perhaps more importantly, more human!
Central London - TBC
Thursday 23 April 2020 18:30 – 20:30 BST
Sometimes it can seem there's just no balance. In work or in life. We feel overwhelmeed and our performance suffers - as well as a sense of peace and perspective. Our to-do lists seem out of control and we can feel like we are dropping balls all over the place. And yet, on a good day - we might have the same to-do list but we feel on top of it and 'in the zone'. What is going on? This session will cast a new light on the concept of a heavy workload impacting our personal life. You will start to see how it is possible to both have a 'heavy' workload and yet operate effectively in your own life; when you can gain a fresh perspective.
Date and Time Thu, 23 April 2020 18:30 – 20:30 BST Add to Calendar Location Central London - TBC
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