Chief Executive Officer
The Practice Lab
High-Performing and Highly Stressed: How Attorneys Can Prioritize Mental Health
There is a familiar pattern in the lives of attorneys at work (and beyond). No matter how much is achieved and accomplished, it never feels like it is enough.
Attorneys are constantly working. They can’t put work down. They are not sleeping or taking care of their health. They feel the need to be perfect or at least excellent at all times in all areas of life: as employees, colleagues, parents, friends, children, and even acquaintances.
In this talk, Kara Hardin, a mental health educator, Registered Psychotherapist, and former practicing corporate and securities lawyer, will explore the complicated relationship between the lifestyle lawyers lead and their mental health.
Hardin will share individual and organizational strategies to navigate the big and small challenges associated with the high-performing legal profession.
Kara Hardin (she/her), Founder and CEO of The Practice Lab, is a mental health educator, Registered Psychotherapist, and former practicing corporate and securities lawyer, who works at the intersection of mental health and performance. She specializes in the complicated ways that mental health drives performance and how it shows up at work. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. Kara’s core values are learning and kindness. In her free time, she can be found either knee deep in a pile of very mediocre mystery books or walking her dog Maple.