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Friday, September 7, 2018

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Neuroscience research discovered that our brains have two operating modes: reactive and responsive. When we are in reactive mode, we think less clearly, are less articulate, and have difficulty concentrating and retaining information. When we are in responsive mode, our brains are fully “on line,” making it easier to think, problem solve, be productive, and relate to others. Mindfulness helps us notice in which operating mode we are functioning and cues us to return to responsive mode if we notice we are in reactive mode. Mindfulness meditation offers a host of techniques to support our brains to operate from responsive mode even when experiencing stressors.

In this program, learn the neuroscience of stress, how mindfulness reduces professional stress and increases success, the difference between practicing law in reactive mode versus responsive mode, mindfulness tools to practice law in responsive mode, neuroscience techniques to overcome your “negativity bias,” mindfulness and neuroscience techniques that prevent burnout and build resilience, how to communicate more effectively with clients and team members, and simple ways to improve work-life balance.

Planned by the NCBA Young Lawyers Division

Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, location, hotel and speaker information.

About the Speaker: 

Laura Mahr, Esq. is the founder of Conscious Legal Minds LLC (CLM), providing mindfulness-based coaching, consulting, and training to lawyers and other professionals nationwide. Laura brings to CLM eleven years of practice as a civil sexual assault attorney and two decades of experience as an educator and professional trainer.

Laura’s cutting edge work to address burnout and vicarious trauma and to build resilience in the practice of law is informed by over 25 years of experience as a student and teacher of mindfulness meditation and yoga and a love of neuroscience. It is Laura’s greatest joy to help lawyers and law offices implement mindfulness and neuroscience practices in order to create productive and resilient workplaces.

See Laura's full bio on the In Depth tab. 

  • 2:00 | An Introduction to the Neuroscience of Mindfulness | Mahr
  • 3:00 | Applying the Concepts of Mindfulness | Mahr
  • 4:00 | Adjourn
  • 1:30pm | Registration and Introduction
Product Information
Date Presented:
September 07, 2018 2:00 PM Eastern
2 hours
Registration Fee:
What Every New/Young Lawyer Needs to Know About Building Resilience Using Mindfulness and Neuroscience
TUITION RATE. Early and Membership discounts will automatically apply at checkout. 

Register early and SAVE 10%! Live Cary and Webcast early rate expires August 17. 

Standard: $110 / $100 Early
NCBA Member: $90 / $80 Early
NCBA Young Lawyers Division Member: $85 / $75 Early
CLE Premier Pass: $0

Discounts are available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 800.228.3402 for details.


North Carolina Bar Center

8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 | 800.228.3402 | Driving Directions 

HOTEL INFORMATION. Contact hotels directly for reservations at the special NCBA room rate. Rates are based on availability and may sell out. 

Embassy Suites
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, NC 27513 | Driving Directions

  • Rates | $169 single/double
  • ReservationsClick here to book online (Group Code 2691626) 

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

120 Sage Commons Way, Cary, NC 27513 | Driving Directions

  • Rates | $114 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday-Thursday)
  • Reservations | 919.678.0005 (Please ask for the NCBA corporate rate)

Speaker Information
Neubia L Harris   [ view bio ]
Laura Mahr   [ view bio ]
Kevin Pratt   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 2.00
Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH): 2.00
CLE Premier Pass
This seminar is no longer available for purchase.