Well-being Taskforce: Stop the Interrogation: How to Stop Arguing Ourselves Out of Good Relationships

August 10, 2021

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
60-minute presentation 
CLE: 1.00 Credit

Do you find yourself readily applying your legal training or courtroom skills when having a disagreement with a loved one or close relative? In the course of a heated argument, has a significant other ever told you to “stop the cross-examination”? Or do you ever just wonder if practicing law and staying in a long-term relationship just may be incompatible goals?

This brand new program, debuted by ReelTime Creative Learning Experiences especially for ABA Wellness Week, explores just a few of the tricky ways that “thinking like a lawyer” might be unhelpful–or even counterproductive–in some of our closest relationships.

Join our multi-disciplinary roundtable of relationship experts (including mental health professionals and at least one longsuffering non-lawyer spouse!) for a lively discussion centered around thought-provoking film clips depicting these challenges.

Participants in this webinar will be encouraged and equipped to:

  1. Identify and address proactively the challenges that practicing law can present for maintaining a long-term romantic or other familial relationship;
  2. Avoid becoming excessively defensive when confronted by a partner or family member over a disappointment or frustration;
  3. Use non-threatening and less argumentative means of communicating desires, disagreements, and requests for change;
  4. Find ways to invest in and cultivate relationships to infuse them with more compassion, joy, and understanding;
  5. Navigate the challenges and demands of law practice with healthier boundaries, more respectful communication, and greater dignity for all involved.

Presented by:

Chris Osborn, JD

Michael Kahn, JD, M.ED. Counseling

Wendy Osborn

Members: Free for NDAA Members
Non-Member: $55

Continuing Legal Education Credits: 1.00 hour

NDAA has applied for CLE credit in the states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  

Zoom will log each attendee’s “time in session” for the webinar. All attendees who sign into the webinar and complete the session will be sent a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, speaker biography, and a Uniform CLE Certificate from NDAA staff following the event.

Attendees must self-submit this course for approval in their home state. All attorneys are responsible for any fees associated with CLE filing. Attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar associations for more information.  General questions or additional information regarding CLE credit can be directed to Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff at lkilduff@ndaajustice.org.

NDAA’s mission to serve and support prosecutors and their staff. In consideration of this commitment, NDAA requires that all those in attendance of our programs currently work in or work closely with prosecution: NDAA invites prosecutors, lawyers and paralegals in local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff  lkilduff@ndaajustice.org.


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NDAA Cancellation, Refund & Substitution Policy*:

NDAA will gladly offer training course attendees a credit for the full course amount which you or an office colleague can use for the rescheduled course or a future NDAA course of your choosing prior to September 30, 2021. As always, substitutions are accepted at any time. Note, NDAA regrets that cash refunds are not available. Please submit all requests to NDAA in writing via email to Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff at lkilduff@ndaajustice.org.

*NDAA reserves the right to update this policy on an as-needed basis.


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