Legal mental health charity LawCare is hosting its first conference this year to celebrate its 25th anniversary. This is your opportunity to learn more about how to improve the culture in the law and how to make your legal organisation a happy and healthy place to work.
The online conference ‘Building a Better Life in the Law’ takes place on Wednesday 28th September and features leaders across the profession who are pioneering new ways of working. They will share their experiences of improving the culture in law through an interactive programme of plenaries, panel discussions, workshops and breakout sessions.
The programme has three main tracks:
• Starting out – addressing the particular needs of junior lawyers
• Innovation – in supervision and management
• Leading – creating cultures where people feel valued and belong
Speakers and panellists include pioneer of supervision in family law Gillian Bishop, The O Shaped Lawyer’s Dan Kayne, Libby Coreno from the New York State Bar, Vice Dean and Professor of Law and Professional Ethics at the Faculty of Laws, University College London Professor Steven Vaughan and Executive Director of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and General Counsel Juliet Oliver amongst others. Workshops include an interactive session introducing Fit for Law: Working with Others, a new free online training module from LawCare, The Open University and The University of Sheffield.
Elizabeth Rimmer, Chief Executive of LawCare, said: “We have used our insights from 25 years of supporting the mental wellbeing of the legal community and the findings of our ground-breaking ‘Life in the Law’ research to develop a fantastic programme. If you want to improve the culture in law, make your firm, chambers or in house team a great place to work that attracts and retains a diverse range of people, values their mental wellbeing and exceed the expectations of clients then do sign up and join us.”
For more information and to book tickets, which cost £100, visit www.lawcare.org.uk/conference. Also remember that this conference may meet CPD requirements so be sure to check if this applies in your area of professional practice.
Anyone working in the law including support staff can contact LawCare for free, confidential, emotional support. Call 0800 279 6888, email firstname.lastname@example.org or access online chat at www.lawcare.org.uk. The charity also has a team of peer supporters, people who work in, or have worked in, the legal profession who may have been through difficult times themselves and can offer one-to-one support, friendship and mentoring over 2/3 telephone calls to those who need it.