Syncing With Your Cycle: Working with Your Menstrual Cycle to Create a More Balanced & Supportive Legal Practice
Created on November 14, 2022
In this CLE taught by attorney and consultant Alyssa Johnson, attendees will learn tools for syncing the menstrual cycle with their legal practice to experience a more balanced and supportive practice. Implications of not aligning one's practice with their menstrual cycle include possible ethical violations, which will be discussed at length. Ms. Johnson discusses each phase of the menstrual cycle, as well as ways to shift how one works so that one's legal practice is working in partnership with the body, rather than against it. The current structure of the legal profession doesn't adequately support those who menstruate, and changes must occur within the profession to accommodate the needs of those who do. Ms. Johnson analyzes a telling 2022 ABA Report for its findings around sexism, the number of hours that lawyers work, and remote working in order to provide a more comprehensive picture of the profession and where changes need to be made.
Identify how the traditional practice of law is built for people who don't menstruate
Discuss the implications of not having a legal practice aligned with our menstrual cycle – including possible ethical violations
Analyze a 2022 ABA Report to see where the legal profession needs to make changes
Explore the phases of the menstrual cycle and how we can align our practice with each phase
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