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VJLAP CLE: Managing Attorney Stress & Building Resilience (no cost)

May 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Topic: Managing Attorney Stress & Building Resilience

When: May 3, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (1 hour CLE credit approved)

Registration Required. Register HERE.


This is a special program offered to support Mental Health Monday during this years Well-Being Week In the Law. This is a special program designed to help legal professionals better cope with and reduce the stress of the profession. Stress can impact our competency to practice and our overall life satisfaction. This webinar will provide participants with tools to identify (i) the influences on stress levels; (ii) the impact of stress on well-being; (iii) stress’s evolution into burnout; & (iv) how to manage stress & strengthen resilience..

Written Materials:  Manage Attorney Stress and Build Resilience – WWIL – 2021

Presenters’ Biographies

Drew Sarrett: Drew Sarrett has largely practiced consumer law since the beginning of his career. Drew graduated with honors from the George Mason University School of Law and obtained his undergraduate degree with high honors from the College of Charleston Honors College. After practicing with another attorney for several years, Drew opened The Sarrett Law Firm PLLC in October 2016. He primarily represents consumers harmed by financial institutions, debt collectors, and consumer reporting agencies in individual and class actions. Drew also handles civil rights and personal injury cases for plaintiffs. He serves as Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program and on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Poverty Law Center. Drew has also served as a member of the planning committee for Rule of Law Day at the Capitol, an annual program which provides approximately 300 middle and high school students with an enriching, interactive experience about the importance of the rule of law in their daily lives. Drew is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA). He lives a short distance from his office with his wife and daughter, Sara and Francie.

Barbara Mardigian: Barbara Mardigian is a graduate of Ferrum College and MCV / VCU School of rehabilitation counseling specializing in drug and alcohol education. Barbara has worked in the field of addiction since 1997. Barbara received her LPC in 2004 and has worked in a variety of settings including intensive outpatient ,private practice, secure unit hospitals, all working with adolescents or adults with dual diagnosis including, PTSD, depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder and addiction. Barbara has worked at the Farley cCenter in their professional program working with many professionals in treatment including physicians, lawyers, military personnel including high ranking officers and their family members. Barbara also worked in Virginia Monitoring, Inc, which was the first monitoring agency for addicted health professionals in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Barbara has been with VJLAP since 2019 as the deputy clinical director.

Register in advance for this webinar. Register HERE.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Related Articles:

“How to Deal with Stress, Even Without Meditation” (ABA, 2021). Article.


May 3, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


ONLINE via Zoom (https://zoom.us/)
VA United States


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