Roundtable JLAP Discussion: Caught between Novel and Normal
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When: Monday, August, 17, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online/Zoom
United States

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Roundtable Discussion:
Caught between Novel and Normal
Pandemic fatigue and self-compassion

Presented by the CLE Committee and JLAP

Monday, August 17, 2020 
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

1 HR CLE/Ethics  (Distance)




About the event


Terry Harrell, JLAP
Loretta Oleksy, JLAP

We are living in the in-between: that awkward, uncomfortable, and sometimes scary place between no longer and not yet. Sociologists and other fancy people call this liminal space, from the Latin limen, meaning “threshold.” Most of us have less flattering names for it and do all we can to avoid it because we much prefer predictability and certainty to the gaping unknown. If you fall into the latter category, you may have experienced: crying/cursing because your mask is caught in your hair/glasses/headset/all of the above OR wondering why you are so tired/unmotivated/just plain angry. Back in March, most of us expected these types of feelings and reactions because we were living through novel times. Five months later the novelty has worn off and we may be expecting ourselves to be back to normal, but normal hasn’t arrived yet. So how do we navigate this time, keep our sanity, and get things done? In this session we will discuss the importance of self-compassion in navigating this space between. Participants will gain an understanding of the connection between self-compassion and professional competence and learn to dispel myths connecting self-criticism and perfectionism with success.


Who might enjoy this

This program is geared toward legal professionals in all practice areas.



ISBA Members: Free
Law students: Free
Non-Members: $25