Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will be participating in a Mindfulness Workshop as part of the Chicago Bar Association’s (CBA) recognition of Mental Health Month.
“I think it’s encouraging that law schools, law firms and corporations are starting to incorporate wellness into work habits,” Judge Hanlon said. “Nobody talked about wellness back in the day, but it can be so beneficial. It helps increase productivity, particularly by cutting down stress, decreases burnout in the industry and generally keeps people calmer.”
Judge Hanlon will present alongside Teresa Frisbie, Esq., a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems and law professor at Loyola University, Erica Gholson, associate director of Professional Development at McDermott Will & Emery, and Sharon Neal, in-house counsel at Exelon Corporation. It will be moderated by Jonathan Beitner, chair of the CBA Mindfulness Committee.
The panel discussion will be followed by break-out stations focusing on mindful breathing, movement and stretching, present awareness, loving compassion meditation, mindful eating and body scan practices.
The workshop will be from 1:00pm – 4:30pm on Friday, May 17th, at the CBA, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago. It will be followed by a reception. The presentation is approved for three hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. There is no cost for CBA members to attend.
The CBA is hosting several seminars and CLEs dedicated to mental health and wellness for Chicago lawyers throughout the month of May.
Judge Hanlon has expertise in resolving personal injury actions such as medical malpractice, mass torts and product liability, as well as commercial actions such as legal malpractice, eminent domain and subrogation. Counsel who appeared before Judge Hanlon found her to be perpetually prepared and ready to listen attentively.
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