There will be Emotions: Build Emotional Intelligence for Practice with People
Emotions are a fact of life for lawyers. Our clients have emotions. Our partners and counter-parts have emotions. And we have emotions. Research now confirms that ignoring emotions is often impossible and destructive, and working with them effectively can lead to greater professional success and personal satisfaction.
This program builds on the work of Daniel Goleman; it will introduce participants to the basic concepts of emotional intelligence and provide skills for managing emotions. In the first hour, we will discuss the nature of emotions and the challenges of managing them in the legal context. The second hour will address the connection between emotional intelligence and professionalism, focusing on the challenges of respect, candor, and dignity, fairness, and civility when clients or opposing counsel are difficult and emotionally entrenched. Brief topical presentation segments will be followed by legal practice problems and discussion.
For more information, the agenda, and to register, visit the webpage: Emotional Intelligence