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The OAAP’s six-session networking and support group for lawyers making job or career transitions, “Finding Meaningful Work,” starts on November 29, 2018. The group meets at the OAAP on Thursdays at noon. The topics are designed to assist lawyers in creating and executing a personalized job search plan; developing a mission statement and elevator speech; learning and practicing networking skills; and honing their job search skills. The group is facilitated by OAAP Attorney Counselor Shari R. Gregory, LCSW, JD. For…Details
Mondays, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. World Trade Center, Mezzanine 5 25 SW Salmon St. Portland, OR 97204 The Oregon Attorney Assistance Program will present a new series examining four areas commonly challenging lawyers and their families, and discussing effective ways of caring for oneself while also taking care of others. The series will cover one topic area on each of the dates listed below. Information and resources will be provided on (1) cultivating lawyer well-being, (2) mindful parenting practices,…Details
**Registration is closed. Please call the OAAP at 503-226-1057, if you would like to attend. The OAAP is proud to invite you to the 31st Anniversary Annual Dinner Celebrating Recovery for attorneys in recovery and their guests. This year the event will take place at Hotel Monaco Portland, 5th Avenue Room, 10th floor, on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. We’re looking forward to seeing you there! If you haven’t attended in the past, this is…Details
Beginning in April 1, 2019, the OAAP will offer an eight-week workshop focusing on using mindfulness practices to transform our relationship with stress. All of the practices are practical, user-friendly, and can be easily adapted into day to day living. No meditation or mindfulness experience is required. The workshop is facilitated by Attorney Counselors Karen Neri and Bryan Welch, and meets on Mondays from 12:00 to 1:15pm. To sign up or for more information contact, Karen Neri at firstname.lastname@example.org or…Details
In conjunction with the Multnomah Bar Association, OAAP Assistant Director Shari Gregory will be presenting a 1 credit CLE on lawyer-wellbeing on May 15 from 12-1pm. A landmark 2016 ABA/Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation national study found that attorneys are nearly twice as likely as the general population to experience problematic alcohol use, and younger attorneys (under 30) are approximately three times as likely. Reported levels of depression, anxiety, and stress were also significantly elevated among attorneys according to the study.…Details
Beginning in October, 2019, the OAAP will facilitate a confidential support group for women lawyers of color in the first 10 years of practice or less. Participants will explore challenges in the practice of law as a woman lawyer of color, learn helpful tools and strategies to personal and professional growth, and find connection and community within a supportive environment. Topics will include racial identity, individual and cultural differences, racism/bias/microagressions, overcoming obstacles to career development, imposter experience, and self-care practices…Details