The Resilient Lawyer (11/13/20)

Lawyers cannot avoid stress. Life is stressful, but we also do not need to use our stress as a badge of honor. Explore methods to productively manage stress in a way that is realistic for today’s attorney. Supporting personal resiliency as you navigate challenges instead of pushing through can be the difference in mounting debilitating stress and staying at the top of your game.

Joe Scally, Clinical Director, Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program 

Joe Scally is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a B.A. from the Program of Liberal Studies.  He holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois Law School and an M.A. in clinical psychology from DePaul University.  He completed an internship in clinical psychology at the Institute for Juvenile Research, Department of Psychiatry, UIC.  Joe also did postgraduate study at the Family Systems Program, Institute for Juvenile Research, UIC. As a lawyer, Joe has practiced in Illinois for many years, most recently for the past eight years at The Child and Family Law Center. As a clinician, Joe has been on staff at the DePaul Community Mental Health Center, the Parenting Assessment Team at UIC, the ASSETS clinic at University of Chicago Hospital, and St. Raymond’s Psychological Services.  Joe served as clinical co-director of the Clinical Evaluation and Services Initiative (CESI), a joint project of Northwestern University Law School and the U. of Chicago Hospital. CESI was based in the Juvenile Court of Cook County at the invitation of the Chief Judge with funding by the MacArthur Foundation. The multi-year project examined how mental health information was obtained and utilized in the court and made suggestions for reform.   Joe has taught graduate courses in Mental Health Law, Ethics, and Assessment at the Chicago School of Professional Psycholog

Kernisha Padilla, Conflicts Attorney at Blank Rome, LLP; Special Project Coordinator for the CBA Young Lawyers Sec

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