We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein
The pessimist complains about the wind;
the optimist expects it to change;
the realist adjusts the sails.
- William Arthur Ward
It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
With Elizabeth Lynch Phillips, ESQ, PCC, CPPC
Lawyers Evolving is passionate about putting the conversation about the human being at the forefront of the practice of law.
Both law school and the typical practice of law taught you to think critically about fact patterns, assume all worse case scenarios, be skeptical, work at an often insane pace, and encourage the belief that your value as a human being is determined by what you produce and achieve.
While all of these skills help you support your clients or firms in the short run, they do not support you as a human being. The skills and work habits that make you an effective attorney are the very things that contribute to the burnout, stress, poor health and strained relationships for which the legal profession is notorious, and they do not support sustainable satisfaction or success.
At Lawyers Evolving, we are dedicated to:
- Supporting individual practitioners achieve a sense of balance, purpose, and ownership of their time and energy.
- Helping partners and firm leaders develop the critical people and leadership skills that law school forgot to teach us.
- Creating individualized programs for law firms that are invested in associate and partner retention.
- Providing workshops and learning series for law schools and bar associations that want their students, alumni and members to thrive.
In the words of the breakthrough and timely ABA's Report from the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being:
“To be a good lawyer, one has to be a healthy lawyer. Sadly, our profession is falling short when it comes to well-being…. Change will require a wide-eyed and candid assessment of our members’ state of being, accompanied by courageous commitment to re-envisioning what it means to live the life of a lawyer.”
At Lawyers Evolving, we are committed to just that.
Contact Elizabeth Lynch Phillips at 571-214-3895 or at elp@LawyersEvolving for a complimentary consultation.