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Symposium on Lawyer Well-Being for Legal Employers

3.0 hrs. CLE/1.0 hr. Ethics

When: Friday, April 5
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 pm
Where: Bose McKinney & Evans
111 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, Indiana  46204
United States
Contact: Sherry Allan

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Symposium on Lawyer Well-Being for Legal Employers

Sponsored by JLAP and the ISBA Wellness Committee 

April 5, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


3.0 hr. CLE/1.0 hr. Ethics



8:30 a.m.                  Welcome

Terry L. Harrell, Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program


8:35 a.m.                  Promoting Well-Being:  Good for Lawyers, Good for Business (0.25 hr. CLE)

Steve Merkel, Barnes & Thornburg


Healthy practitioners are better practitioners. Steve Merkel will discuss the business of prioritizing well-being to produce more efficient, creative and diligent lawyers.



9:00 - 10:00 a.m.      What Legal Employers Are Doing to Address Well-Being (1.0 hr CLE)

Natalie Stucky, Cummins Inc.

Bill Jonas, Hammerschmidt, Amaral & Jonas

Steve Badger, Barnes & Thornburg

Jennifer Ritman, Ritman

The Hon. Tim A. Baker, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of Indiana (Moderator)


Legal professionals working in large and small firms, corporations, and the insurance of other legal professionals have found many different ways to promote healthy lifestyles. Learn about employed tactics and results from attorneys working in a variety of environments throughout the state.


10:00 - 10:15 a.m.     Break


10:15 - 11:15 a.m.     Best Practices Roundtables (1.0 hr. CLE/Ethics)

 Facilitators: Terry Harrell (JLAP) and Patty McKinnon


Table discussions will provide an opportunity to share strategies and resources for supporting well-being in the workplace and hypotheticals regarding what our obligations and options are when a colleague’s well-being is at risk. 


11:15 - 11:45 a.m.     A Personal Recovery Story (0.5 hr. CLE)


An attorney will share his story of recovery with the hope of helping other lawyers struggling with similar issues, lawyers wanting to help a colleague, and firm leaders balancing the responsibilities of helping a colleague while also fulfilling duties to their clients, organization and profession. 


11:45 a.m. - Noon     A Call to Action (0.25. hr CLE)

The Hon. Steven David, Indiana Supreme Court


Justice David will close with a reminder of why lawyer well-being is good for organizational success, good for professionalism, and the right and humanitarian thing to do and encouragement for all of us to improve the well-being of our workplace and our profession.  



$25   Students

$40   ISBA Members

$60   Non-ISBA Members


Cancellation Policy

A $25 service fee will be applied to cancellations received at least seven days prior to the program. No refunds on cancellations received within seven days of the program. If you send someone else in your place, please provide the ISBA with that person's name.


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