The Center for Thriving in Law exists to promote thriving in the legal profession. It aims to do so via animated videos, infographics, blog posts, and courses that equip lawyers and legal professionals with tools and strategies for cultivating mental and emotional agility, resilience and productivity--in short, thriving.
Law is a high-intensity, high-demand profession. To survive and thrive, we’re best served when we align the way we work with our innate design--our physiology, psychology and drive--so that we meet the challenges of practice affirmatively, and build a healthy relationship with ourselves, our work and our lives.
Please explore the site for tips and tools, and share your experience, so that we all thrive in law!
You're smart and a problem solver, yet too often, the work feels like an insurmountable effort. How do you cultivate the right mindset, so that you're efficient, effective and motivated? High-Performance Mindset Training deconstructs the psychological factors that impact our performance, and give us tools and strategies for recognizing them, so that we can optimize our efforts.
Practicing law comes with great responsibility. How do we manage the challenges, surprises, and burdens that come with representing clients, while maintaining our equilibrium and clarity? This course introduces the workings of a resilient brain, how to cultivate response flexibility, and offers five strategies for building resilience, even in the midst of a crisis.
Stress is a protective physiological response to a real or perceived stressor. Yet we view it as the enemy. Through this course, you'll understand the physiology of stress, gain actionable strategies that manage it, and learn how to convert stress into useful energy.
Get the latest Center resources, including animated videos, infographics and blog posts, all with science-based tools and strategies for thriving in law.
"My job as a litigator and trial attorney in a high-stress practice was making me sick. I was almost ready to throw in the towel. Working with Judith turned my life around and helped me build tools around resiliency, making sure my practice fit with my values, and navigating conflict. Now I am thriving in my career and feel very fulfilled in my work. I now think of being a lawyer as a career instead of just a job."
Kevin G. Reyes, Attorney
"I used the steps you gave us for dealing with moments of "mental hijack," and it really worked! I am a member of the Negotiation Honors program and we are preparing for a competition in Houston, Texas at the end of this month. I panicked before a practice round and it seemed like all the information escaped my mind right before I was supposed to make an introduction. I then remembered what you said, started to breathe, and collected myself. "
Gayane Ghandilyan, Law Student
"Your class was extremely valuable, especially during bar prep! I made sure to focus as much as a could, but gave myself ample mental breaks. I meditated, and made sure to self-evaluate to see how I was doing mentally. At one point, I recognized that after really tuning into myself, I needed to change course. I listened to myself and I’m happy to report that I was successful. The lessons of your class were extremely helpful. Thank you for everything you taught me!"
Jessica Mejorado, Attorney