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Career Advancement

Advancing Your Career with “Emotional Intelligence”

Learn how you can use emotional intelligence and emotional perception to perform better and improve your working relationships.

Presented by Ronda Muir, Esq. and Joann Grages Burnett

Note: This is not for CLE. Part of the free Career Development Series. Live webinars are free and open to the public. The recordings and materials are available to ABA members only.


Everyone is familiar with IQ (“Intelligence Quotient”) but not as familiar with the equally important EQ (“Emotional Quotient”) better known as EI (“Emotional Intelligence”). Young lawyers tend to be so focused on mastering the substantive part of lawyering that they often ignore the emotional aspects such as fear, pride, jealousy, passion, or revenge that could lead to sanctions, getting fired, or ethical violations filed against them.  This program will help young lawyers and law students uncover the tangible benefits of increasing one’s emotional intelligence to perform better and improve working relationships.  Specifically, you'll walk away with:

  • An understanding of Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Perception and why they are important for young lawyers and law students to help improve your mental and physical well-being, and ultimately your relationships with colleagues, clients, opposing counsel, and judges.
  • Information on how increased Emotional Perception can help you in your career, leadership development, and self-advocacy (e.g., by improving your relationship with classmates, professors, coworkers, clients, opposing counsel, and judges, you might just get that A, win the case, or gain a new client, or make partner).
  • Specific ways to increase Emotional Perception to help manage stress, be more resilient, and improve problem-solving skills.
Reading and controlling your emotions.

Reading and controlling your emotions.


Ronda Muir, Esq.

Principal and Founder, Law People Management LLC

Joann Grages Burnett

Associate Director, Office of Career & Professional Development, Stetson University College of Law

This program is co-sponsored by the ABA Young Lawyers Division

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