The Resilient Lawyer with Jeena Cho
About This Show
Practical and actionable information you can use to be a better lawyer.
The Resilient Lawyer podcast is inspired by those in the legal profession living with authenticity and courage. Each week, we share tools and strategies for finding more balance, joy, and satisfaction in your professional and personal life!
You'll meet lawyers, entrepreneurs, mentors and teachers successfully bridging the gap between their personal and professional lives, connecting the dots between their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual selves. This podcast is about ordinary people making an extraordinary difference.
Most Recent Episode
RL 81: Megan Zavieh— Mental Health: Investing Time Today to Avoid Malpractice Tomorrow
3 days ago
In this episode, I am excited to have Megan Zavieh on to talk about mental health and wellbeing: How to pick up on symptoms and handle yourself appropriately. Megan Zavieh is a lawyer for lawyers, saving careers through attorney discipline defense. She also advises bar applicants on moral character issues and takes moral character appeals to trial. Megan is the creator of The Playbook: The California Bar Discipline System Practice Guide, the only practice guide for defending discipline cases in California. The Playbook is an innovative online platform through which self-represented state bar respondents can meet each other, obtain sample court filings, and access the practice guide. In addition to defending lawyers, Megan also a dvises them when they want to expand their practices in new business models or through new methods of delivering legal services. She is a speaker on legal ethics and a prolific writer. Her work can be found on Lawyerist, Attorney at Work, and her own blog CalifornaiaStateBarDefense.com. Topics Covered The spectrum of mental health issues that plague lawyers, from addiction to depression and more. She also delves into the emotional trauma and baggage that comes with being an effective lawyer. Telltale signs of mental health issues and how mental health issues are sometimes handled within the attorney discipline system (sometimes "help" is worse than not seeking it). How mental health symptoms begin to show at work and how you can stop the spread of problems before it gets too bad for you and your clients. She also talks on thinking about treating time for mental wellness as an investment: a poor mental state can lead to a higher risk of losing clients or malpractice which can have detrimental effects on your career. Do’s and Don’ts when facing disciplinary action and resources for attorneys facing mental health crisis. For more information on Megan, find her at the following links: Twitter Blog Podcast Questions? Comments? Email Jeena! firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also connect with Jeena on Twitter:
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I LOVE IT! So UNIQUE!
It's okay to be a weird lawyer :) I'm seriously so excited for this.
Date published: 2015-03-01