Health & Wellness for Lawyers: International Perspectives on Promoting Peak Performance Among Attorneys, Their Organizations, and Their Communities


from March 09 to March 10, 2023

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  • 2023-03-09 08:30:00 2023-03-10 18:00:00 Europe/London Health & Wellness for Lawyers: International Perspectives on Promoting Peak Performance Among Attorneys, Their Organizations, and Their Communities NEW YORK, UNITED STATES UIA
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Seminar presented by the UIA U.S. National Committee in collaboration with UIA Health Law Commission and UIA Animal Law Working Group

Join us for a series of informative and practical discussions involving panelists from across the profession and around the world to discuss actionable strategies for promoting health, well-being, and peak performance among lawyers in the legal profession, and in society. 

Conversations about attorney health and well-being have tended to focus on the disproportionately high rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide among individual lawyers. Those remain critical issues that deserve our sustained attention. But there are other important components of attorney health and well-being. For example, vicarious trauma often afflicts members of our profession whose work involves issues such as violence and abuse. Or, to take another example, the field of positive psychology has identified well-being strategies that can enable all of us to come closer to achieving our full potential as lawyers, community and family members, and friends. And while actions by individual attorneys are important to foster health, legal employers and bar associations such as the UIA can and must help to advance the health and well-being of the profession and the communities in which we live and work.

Seminar participants will begin by learning and exchanging ideas about the broader meaning of attorney health and well-being—one that honestly acknowledges and addresses our profession’s most serious challenges while also recognizing the likelihood that improvements in mental and physical well-being will advance our performance on multiple levels. Then, we will embark on a journey of learning about specific methods for improving attorney health and well-being, starting from the perspective of the individual attorney and then moving to the level of legal employers, bar associations, and the role lawyers can play in advancing health and wellness in our local communities, countries, and globally. Judges, lawyers, and well-being experts from around the world will provide participants with fresh viewpoints on each of these issues.

We look forward to seeing you in New York in March 2023!

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Organising Committee

  • Organising Committee

    Judge Peter M. REYES, Jr. President of the UIA US National Committee, Minnesota Court of Appeals, St. Paul, MN, USA
    Maritza RODRIGUEZ Rodríguez Law Firm LLC, Newark, NJ, USA
    Janice F. MULLIGAN Past President of the UIA Health Law Commission, Mulligan Law Firm – A member of LEXING network, San Diego, CA, USA
    Grant DAVIS-DENNY Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Michael CONSIDINE Seward & Kissel LLP, New York, NY, USA


  • Seward & Kissel LLP




One Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY 10004
T +1 (212) 574-1200


UIA / ABA  member

  • On or before February 9 : EUR 395 / USD 450
  • From February 10: EUR 445 / USD 500

UIA / ABA member – Young Lawyer (<35)

  • On or before February 9 : EUR 345 / USD 400
  • From February 10: EUR 395 / USD 450

Non member

  • On or before February 9 : EUR 445 / USD 500
  • From February 10: EUR 495 / USD 550

Non-member – Young lawyer (<35)

  • On or before February 9 : EUR 395 / USD 450
  • From February 10: EUR 445 / USD 500

Law Student **: EUR 90 / USD 100

* Please attach proof of age to the registration form to benefit from young lawyers fee
** Please send a copy of your student card to benefit from the special rates. Please note that the Law Student registration is limited to 20 students.

Fees include:

  • Attendance at all working sessions
  • Seminar documentation
  • Coffee breaks on March 9 & 10
  • Lunch on March 9

The dinner on Thursday, March 9 is optional and at additional charge.

Please note that the number of places at the seminar is limited. The organisers reserve the right to refuse registrations in the event of excess applications.

In order for your name to appear in the list of participants, which will be distributed during the seminar, your registration form must be received by February 27 at the latest. An updated electronic list will be sent by email to all the participants after the seminar.


Every participant attending the seminar will receive a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the event that may be used to obtain “Credits” for “Continuing Legal Education” - “Continuing Professional Development” purposes, depending on national rules.  For more information, please contact the UIA.

CLE Certification:  This program will provide CLE credit in New York.  For all other jurisdictions, attendees will receive a Uniform Certificate of Attendance.


The working language will be English.


SEWARD & KISSEL LLP (Seminar Venue) has established corporate agreements with the following nearby hotels. Reservations should be made directly through the hotel. Credit card details must be given in order to secure your reservation. Please note that the number of rooms is limited. We recommend that you proceed with your reservations as soon as possible.

DoubleTree Hotel  (4*)

140 meters / 450 pi from the Seminar Venue

8 Stone St, New York, NY 10004, USA
T +1 212-480-9100
Reservations: T (+1) 800-222-TREE (8733)

Corporate discount offered on guest room rates, which is obtained mentioning the Corporate Account Number 002748992:

- Online on the reservation website www.newyorkcityfinancialdistrict.doubletree.com
When using the website, begin at the main page linked above, enter the Check In & Out dates on the right side of the screen and select Go. On the next page, scroll down to the Special Accounts section to enter in the Corporate Account Number box our unique account number 002748992 and then select continue.

- By phone mentioning the Account Number when calling for reservations at (+1) 800-222-TREE (8733).

Hampton Inn Manhattan/Downtown-Financial District (3*)

110 meters / 350 pi from the Seminar Venue
32 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10004, USA
T +1 212-480-3500
Reservations: T (+1) 212-480-3500

Reservation can be made by calling (+1) 212-480-3500 and mentioning “Seward & Kissel” or you can follow the link below to make reservations online:


  • Walking tour from Seward & Kissel to Trinity Church - download here


All cancellations will be subject to a 50% deduction and will have to be sent in writing, to be received by the Union Internationale des Avocats no later than February 9, 2023. No refund will be made for cancellations received after this date.

Anyone who requires a visa invitation letter in order to attend the seminar should register and pay their registration fees no later than February 9, 2023 to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa.

All cancellations will be refunded in full, minus €50 to cover administrative costs, provided that the UIA has received the registration documents and total registration fees no later than February 9, 2023.

If you register after this date, only 50% of the amount paid minus €50 to cover administrative costs will be refunded for cancellations due to visa refusals.

All cancellations due to a visa refusal must be sent in writing and reach the UIA before the seminar. Cancellations must be accompanied by a proof of visa refusal. 
If your visa is issued after the seminar date or if you do not have proof of visa refusal, you will not be entitled to a refund.


All registrations received by the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) along with the full payment of fees corresponding to the events selected will be confirmed in writing.

The UIA reserves the right to cancel or postpone the seminar to a later date, change the seminar venue and/or programme, make any corrections or modifications in the information published in the seminar programme and cancel any invitation to participate in the seminar, at any time and at their entire discretion, without having to provide any reasons for the same.
Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate, accompanying person or a third party following any cancellations, changes, postponements or modifications.
The UIA strongly advises participants to subscribe to modifiable and/or refundable services, as well as to take out a cancellation insurance.

Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature whatever, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate or accompanying person, except in case of death or personal injury due to gross negligence by the UIA.

The contractual relations between the UIA and each participant (delegate or accompanying person) in relation to the seminar are subject to French law and jurisdiction, to the exclusion of any other law. Paris is the city of jurisdiction.

It is the responsibility of participants to ensure compliance with police, customs and health formalities for their journey. Participants unable to take part in the seminar because of their inability to take a flight or any other means of transportation due to being unable to provide the documents required (passport, visa, vaccination certificate, etc.) cannot claim any reimbursement.

“Force majeure” means any events external to the parties, of both an unforeseeable and insurmountable nature that prevents either the client or the participants, or the agency or service providers involved in organising the seminar, from executing all or part of the obligations provided for in the present agreement. By express agreement, such will be the case in the event of a strike affecting the means of transport, hotel staff, air traffic controllers, an insurrection, a riot or any prohibition whatsoever decreed by governmental or public authorities.

It is expressly agreed that for the parties, a case of force majeure would suspend the execution of their reciprocal obligations. At the same time, each of the parties shall bear the burden of all the expenses incumbent upon them, resulting from the case of force majeure.

The organisers decline any responsibility in case of any health problems existing prior to the seminar that may lead to complications or be aggravated during the entire period of the stay: pregnancy, cardio-vascular problems, any allergies, special diets, any disorders under treatment and not yet consolidated on the day the seminar starts, psychic or mental or depressive illness, etc. (Non exhaustive list).


The personal data that you communicate to us shall be processed by the International Association of Lawyers (UIA – Union Internationale des Avocats), with its registered office at 9 rue du Quatre Septembre, 75002 Paris (Tel: +33 1 44 88 55 66 - Fax: +33 1 44 88 55 77 - privacy@uianet.org), in accordance with Act No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 relating to data, files and freedoms and Regulation No. 2016/679 on data protection, as of its entry into force on May 25, 2018. Your data will be managed by UIA's General Services, Events and Accounts Section:
• For the purpose of administering your registration for the event and your on-site access to the event;
• In order to pay for the selected services - your bank details will be deleted after receipt of your payment;
• In order to communicate information messages from UIA.
To the extent necessary for the execution of their respective tasks, our subcontractors in charge of our seminar organisation, our IT infrastructure, our management, the production and maintenance of our website and extranet, are likely to gain access to your data from time to time. Their servers are located in the European Union.
Data relating to your participation in the event shall be stored for a period of 10 years. We are obliged to archive billing data until the end of the period required for our tax and accounting obligations, i.e. for 7 full tax years. We shall store your contact information to keep you informed until you ask us to stop. You have the right to access your data and have it corrected if necessary.
You may object to any processing of your data undertaken by us for the purposes of our legitimate interests. If you wish for more information, or to lodge a complaint, please contact CNIL (French Data Protection Authority).

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