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Practice Management

Work/Life Balance: Survival or Career Suicide?

Presented by Deborah Epstein Henry, Dr. Larry Richard, and Kathy Morris

Note: This is not for CLE. Part of the free Career Development Series, a monthly webinar series featuring practical tips from legal career experts. Live webinars are free and open to the public. The recorded program and materials are exclusively for ABA members.


Many lawyers work under constant pressure and feel the need for face time over flex time. Want a greater measure of balance but don’t know how to attain it? Hear from experts about:

  • The trade-offs involved in achieving work/life balance
  • Factors that contribute to balance or lead to burnout
  • Ways to build your resilience and enjoy both work and life.
Balancing work and leisure time.

Balancing work and leisure time.


Deborah Epstein Henry is an internationally recognized expert on the retention and promotion of lawyers and work/life balance. She is the author of LAW & REORDER, the #1 best-selling ABA Flagship Publishing Book for 2011. A former litigator, Debbie is President of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, providing advisory and speaking services for legal workplaces. She received a B.A. in psychology from Yale and a J.D. cum laude from Brooklyn Law School.

Dr. Larry Richard is a recognized expert on the psychology of lawyer behavior. Formerly a partner with Altman Weil and chair of the Leadership and Organization Development practice at Hildebrandt International, he launched LawyerBrain LLC in 2011 to focus on improving lawyer performance through personality science. A graduate of Penn Law School, Larry practiced law for ten years before earning a Ph.D. in psychology from Temple University.


Kathy Morris, Founder, Under Advisement, Ltd., Chicago, IL and New York, NY

Video and Materials

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Materials include:

  1. Presentation Slides
  2. Work/life balance is an issue facing all lawyers during the span of their careers – Deborah Epstein Henry
  3. Three Keys to Selling and Achieving Work/Life Balance in Today’s Legal Market – Deborah Epstein Henry

  4. The Young Attorney Balancing Act: How to Have a Career – and a Life – Victoria Santoro