Attorneys: Shackled to Our Screens

Do you sleep with your iPhone next to your bed, answer Facebook posts when you’re stopped at red lights and take your phone to the bathroom? Technology and smartphones were supposed to make attorneys’ job easier – but now email and smartphones are the first thing we look at when we get out of bed and the last thing we check before we sleep.<br><br>

Smartphones Have Imprisoned Attorneys

How many times a day do you unlock your smartphone??  100…. 200… 300 times?


Emails, texts and social media now dominate our daily lives – lawyers are truly shackled to our screens. But at what cost? Laurie Besden explains how our dependence on screens is negatively impacting attorney’s mental health, competence to practice law and the legal profession itself. Laurie will conclude by listing easy stress busters – from keeping a daily gratitude journal to re-connecting with nature & family. To access the course please click here: Shackled to Our Screens: How Technology Has Imprisoned the Legal Profession.

In this CLE Laurie will:

* Discuss the impact of increased screen time on our ability to uphold our ethical duties

* Review the alarming statistics regarding our dependence on our devices

* Explain nomophobia

* Detail the symptoms of digital device dependence

* Provide wellness tips & positive strategies that can be implemented into our lives & legal practices

Laurie J. Besden, Esq., is the Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Inc. (“LCL”). Since 2011, she has served as Deputy Executive Director overseeing many of LCL’s operations, expanding LCL’s law school outreach and increasing LCL’s presence within the organized Bench and Bar.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

* Alaska (AK)

* Alabama (AL)

* Arizona (AZ)

* California (CA)

* Connecticut (CT)

* District of Columbia (DC)

* Illinois (IL)

* Maryland (MD)

* Massachusetts (MA)

* Michigan (MI)

* Missouri (MO)

* New Hampshire (NH)

* New Jersey (NJ)

* New York (NY)

* North Dakota (ND)

* Pennsylvania (PA)

* South Dakota (SD)

* Vermont (VT)

Illinois MCLE

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in Illinois and around the country. For more information about CLE in Illinois please click the following link: IL CLE.