OAKLAND, Calif., April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), California's premier MCLE provider, invites California attorneys to attend its Renewal Retreat: Reignite Your Passion for the Law, to be held in Tahoe City May 18-20. Hosted at the bucolic Granlibakken Resort, which features amenities for visitors of all tastes, the conference will help busy attorneys unwind as they earn 9 MCLE credit hours. The retreat is cosponsored by the State Bar Lawyer Assistance Program.
Attendees will get techniques to deal with stress as well as specific methods for making key changes to their practices and their lives from other attorneys who have attained greater satisfaction and balance. Trainings in mindfulness practices and compassionate communication will also be available. Attendees considering legal careers outside the box will hear from others who have tested and succeeded in using their legal training in untraditional ways.
A Johns Hopkins University study found that lawyers suffer from depression at a rate 3.6 times that of the other professions. "Law firm associate" consistently ranks at the top of unhappy-professions lists. Mindfulness practices help attorneys react better to unexpected circumstances and stressors and enable them to remain present, genuine, and focus with greater clarity. A recent study by the American Bar Association found that showing empathy helps turn potential clients into actual clients. In addition to adding clients, mindful attorneys increase their sense of well-being and daily effectiveness overall.
Granlibakken Tahoe offers a wide array of activities and amenities such as hiking, biking, tennis, swimming, a sauna, a day spa, and more. The family-owned resort sits on 74 acres of woods in the scenic mountain valley a short distance from Lake Tahoe. Private room options include townhomes and suites renowned for their tranquility and comfort. Special room rates are available through April 18.
Attorneys looking to rediscover their professional calling and reflect on building sustainable legal careers while immersing themselves in the natural beauty of Granlibakken Tahoe are encouraged to enroll. Registration, reception, and dinner will be held on Wed, May 18.
CEB, the leading source for legal education and legal research solutions for California lawyers, is a self-supporting program of the University of California that is cosponsored by the State Bar of California. Founded in 1947 with the mandate to cultivate the professional development of California lawyers, CEB was the first organization to offer formal continuing legal education in the state.
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