Featured Speaker: Bree Buchanan
Aug. 2, 2:45 p.m.
How to Get Your Bounce Back: Using Resilience to Preserve Your Fitness to Practice
This session will provide an overview of the lawyer well-being movement in the United States and will offer strategies for individual lawyers who seek to improve their own well-being in furtherance of the ethical duties to maintain competence and fitness to practice.
Bree Buchanan, MSF, JD, is a founding co-chair of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being and is a co-author of its groundbreaking 2017 report: The Path to Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change. She is chair of the ABA Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs (CoLAP) and served as Director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program from 2013 until retirement in 2018.
Upon graduation from the University of Texas School of Law, Buchanan practiced in the public and private sector with a focus on representing both adult and child victims of family violence. She worked on public policy initiatives and systems change at both the state and federal level as the Public Policy Director for the Texas Council on Family Violence and the National Domestic Violence Hotline. After this position, she was appointed Clinical Professor and Co-Director of the Children's Rights Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law.