When: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(2.0 CLE Hours; Competance)
USC GOULD SCHOOL OF LAW
As mediators, we often find ourselves in the situation of being “shock-absorbers.” How do we maintain our overall well-being while doing this important work of transforming conflict? If self-care does not impact the quantity of our life, it certainly impacts the quality.
In this interactive workshop, we will explore:
What does self-care mean to you?
What does it mean in practical terms?
What are some of the common self-care challenges faced by mediators?
How can we best address any triggers and overcome them?
We will also discuss specific actionable tips, as well as best self-care practices to optimize your health & well-being. Research shows that happiness is, first and foremost, a decision. After that, it is all about self-care.
How committed are you to yours?
1. Arezou Kohan, Esq., CPCC (Presenter) is a former Los Angeles litigator and mediator turned Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. She is the author of Coaching Your Client: A Lawyer’s Guide for Improving Communication and Client Outcomes (ABA 2015) and Healing Conflict (Amazon 2012). She is also a CLE provider and trains lawyers on how to use professional coaching techniques to improve their attorney-client relationships and client outcomes. Arezou is passionate about helping lawyers create more sustainable practices and believes that self-care is the foundation for deeper and more satisfying relationships with others. Her pet project is the Facebook Group The Lawyer’s Den, where she shares tips, strategies, and resources for a healthier and happier practice of law. Inquires may be directed to: email@example.com.
2. Maurice J. Attie (Moderator) is a Los Angeles based Mediator. With a background as a realtor and in accounting, he has been a bar member for over 51 years, starting out as a L.A. Deputy City Attorney and closing out his civil practice (real estate matters, business, photography, motion picture, record industry and other civil litigation, probate, corporate and business transactions, contracts, etc.) Along the way, he joined the New York and Israel Bar Associations, became a circuit presenter instructing on alternatives to conventional legal solutions (including 23 cities around the world), published numerous articles, and has been interviewed extensively by the printed and broadcast media. He became a full time neutral at the end of 2001. He has conducted upwards of 1,100 mediations, is a long-time member of the SCMA, an associate member of both ACR and ABA’s DRS and Executive Committee member of the IAHL. He has twice received Mediator of the Year Awards by the LASC ADR. Maurice can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Simon Fox (Presenter) is Executive Director of the Adventures in Caring Foundation in Santa Barbara, California. He has 30 years of experience producing programs that teach the art and practice of treating the sick and injured with compassion. These programs are used by hundreds of hospitals, hospices, and nursing schools. President H.W. Bush recognized these efforts with his Point of Light Award in 1991. Simon is co-author of the book, What Can I Say? A Guide To Visiting Friends and Family Who Are Ill, and co-producer of the video The Medicine of Compassion, winner of the 2004 International Health & Medical Media Award. Simon served on the National Advisory Committee for the American Trauma Society and he produced its Second Trauma train-the-trainer program. His latest production, Oxygen for Caregivers, addresses the topic of burnout and compassion fatigue. Simon is a native of Great Britain where he earned an honors degree in physics from the University of Bath. He now lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Karen.
Parking: Our parking reservation is on the USC Campus in Parking Structure X (PSX). PSX is located at Gate 3 at the intersection of USC McCarthy Way and Figueroa, half a block north of Exposition Blvd., on the east side of the campus. Enter at Gate 3, drive up to the booth, identify yourself to the attendant as someone attending the law school event, give the RSVP ID number (134465) to the attendant, pay the $12 parking fee (typically in cash) and will give you a permit. After you receive your pass, park in the structure.
Directions: To get to the Law School from the parking garage, exit the stairway on the campus (rather than the street) side of the garage. Then turn left and start walking towards a brick building that says “Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall” inscribed in large letters. Once you get to that building, you are very close. Walk around the right side of building, and then turn left on the pathway leading to Town & Gown (in aqua on the attached map). The Law School is a four story grey building just past Town & Gown when heading toward Exposition Blvd. Enter the building at the north entrance. You will be in the central lobby of the Law School.
SCMA Members: $15.00
Non-SCMA Members: $20.00
SCMA New All Inclusive Sustaining Members: Free