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Win the Talent Wars: Creating Cultures that Support Well-Being

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 61 minutes
Recorded Date: February 24, 2022
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  • Overview of talent metrics & current legal climate
  • Role of leaders, teams, & culture
  • Conflict communications
  • Leadership tips for facilitating connection
  • Q & A
Runtime: 1 hour, 1 minutes
Recorded: February 24, 2022

For NY - Difficulty Level: For experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)


Constant change and the ever-increasing demands of legal practice require new leadership skills to ensure long term success for ourselves and our teams. Burnout, depression, and substance abuse are endemic to our profession with the pandemic only increasing these metrics. Most lawyers agree that something needs to change in the overarching legal culture. We cannot keep doing the same things and expect a different result. Organizational change and cultural shifts happened from the top down. Leaders make the difference. What can you do as a leader to foster better engagement in your team along with increased well-being? Get practical tips on best practices to promote high value engaged teams that effectively address internal conflict. How do empathy and active listening play a role for talent retention?

This program was recorded on February 24th, 2022.

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American Bar Association
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Amy G. Pruett

Williams Mullen

Amy Pruett counsels companies and individuals in global industries on protecting, maintaining and enforcing their rights in brands, names, marks, copyrights, and other intellectual property assets. Amy helps parties navigate through complex and challenging conflicts to identify interest-based solutions, through mediation, collaborative negotiation, and alternative dispute resolution.

Amy is experienced in litigating, negotiating, mediating and collaboratively resolving business disputes, including domain name, copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Virginia State Courts and U.S. Federal Courts.

As an accomplished pianist, vocalist and yogi, Amy devotes significant attention to the practice of entertainment & music law as well as health and wellness. She has more than two decades of working experience in the music industry, both on the business side, licensing and collecting royalties through international music rights societies, and on the legal side, representing prominent, Grammy-winning recording artists, songwriters, producers, managers, record labels, publishers and well-known media companies. Amy also teaches a course on Music Law as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia, School of Law, and speaks and writes frequently on wellbeing and work-life balance practices.

Amy is certified by the Virginia Supreme Court to serve as a mediator in cases pending in Virginia civil circuit courts and the U.S. District Court of Virginia.

Amy earned her Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine School of Law, and she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College.

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Michele Powers

Elite Lawyer Coaching

Michele Powers, Esq. has decades of experience coaching and counseling clients through their most challenging times and transitions. She brings a pragmatic understanding of the unique pressures faced by successful attorneys that allows her to partner with you and support your vision. Whatever that vision for your practice, firm, and life might be. Uncertain about your vision? Michele will get you to clarity and into action. Michele is an ICF certified coach with training and tools that get results.

Michele has been a licensed attorney for over 20 years, more than 10 as a partner in a large firm. She has extensive experience handling complex litigation, class actions, and regulatory compliance issues, along with jury trial experience. Michele has represented clients in the telecommunications, energy, defense, aerospace, pharmaceutical, food, medical device, and professional services industries, among others. She was named one of the top 75 Women Litigators in California by the California Daily Journal in 2004 and received the Excellence in Leadership Award from the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section in 2012.

Michele’s background means she understands your life and the challenges you face as a practicing lawyer. She understands the business of law as well. With her coaching, facilitation, and mentoring skills she is a formidable advocate for your growth, change, and progress towards your vision. She gets the competing challenges and the demanding, often unforgiving nature of the corporate climate in most firms. She is a single mother who knows personally the difficult decisions parents face every day in navigating the elusive life balance of running a successful legal practice and family.

Along with her law degree, Michele is a certified coach and member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Michele is also a Certified SEI Assessor with SixSeconds a Best in Class tool for developing and understanding EQ. She received her coaching certification at the Life Purpose Institute of San Diego and utilizes The Life Purpose Process? which has been successfully used on almost two million individuals worldwide since it was developed in the mid-90’s. Michele is also a Karuna Reiki Master and implements additional modalities as appropriate to assist your progress.

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