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NDAA Well-being Taskforce: Stop the Interrogation: How to Stop Arguing Ourselves Out of Good Relationship

Total Credits: 1.0 including 0.0 Ethics CLE, 1.0 CLE

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NDAA Well-being Series
Wendy Osborn |  Chris Osborn, |  Michael Kahn
1 Hour 02 Minutes
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Do you find yourself readily applying your legal training or courtroom skills when having a disagreement with a loved one or close relative? In the course of a heated argument, has a significant other ever told you to “stop the cross-examination”? Or do you ever just wonder if practicing law and staying in a long-term relationship just may be incompatible goals?

This brand new program, debuted by ReelTime Creative Learning Experiences especially for ABA Wellness Week, explores just a few of the tricky ways that “thinking like a lawyer” might be unhelpful–or even counterproductive–in some of our closest relationships.

Join our multi-disciplinary roundtable of relationship experts (including mental health professionals and at least one longsuffering non-lawyer spouse!) for a lively discussion centered around thought-provoking film clips depicting these challenges.

Participants in this webinar will be encouraged and equipped to:

  1. Identify and address proactively the challenges that practicing law can present for maintaining a long-term romantic or other familial relationship;
  2. Avoid becoming excessively defensive when confronted by a partner or family member over a disappointment or frustration;
  3. Use non-threatening and less argumentative means of communicating desires, disagreements, and requests for change;
  4. Find ways to invest in and cultivate relationships to infuse them with more compassion, joy, and understanding;
  5. Navigate the challenges and demands of law practice with healthier boundaries, more respectful communication, and greater dignity for all involved.



Wendy Osborn's Profile

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Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling Associate

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Wendy is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling Associate and a counselor in residence at The Barnabas Center( in Charlotte, NC. She earned her M.A. in Clinical Counseling from Liberty University, and also earned a B.S. and an M.S. Ed. in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Georgia.

In her counseling practice, Wendy works with couples as well as individuals navigating the challenges of their interpersonal relationships, particularly when dealing with grief and loss, betrayal, infidelity, addictions, and family of origin influences.

Prior to completing her counseling degree, Wendy completed Larry Crabb’s School of Spiritual Direction and two certificates in Trauma Informed Narrative Focused Therapy through The Allender Center at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. She is currently completing a yearlong externship with Dr. Dan Allender.

Chris Osborn,'s Profile

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ReelTime CLE Co-Founder

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Conflict Resolution, which provides Superior Court mediation, pre-litigation dispute resolution, and collaborative law services throughout North Carolina. Chris has been certified by the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission as a Superior Court mediator since 2009, and has assisted the vast majority of his legal clients over the years to reach amicable resolutions in a wide variety of litigation matters, including business breakups, construction and employment law disputes, and will caveat disputes.

From 2012-2015, Chris served as an Assistant Professor at the Charlotte School of Law, where he taught “Interviewing, Client Counseling, and Negotiations,” Civil Procedure, Contracts, “Problems in Practice: Commercial Transactions,” and“ Intro to the Study of Law.” While on the faculty, Chris’ scholarly research focused on ethics and professional responsibility, and particularly the interrelationship of both with mental health and substance abuse issues.

Upon graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1995, Chris began practicing litigation in Charlotte. He served as a career law clerk to former U.S. Magistrate Judge Carl Horn III before joining Horack Talley Pharr & Lowndes, PA, in 2001. During his 11 years as an associate and a shareholder with the firm, Chris handled construction and real estate litigation, business litigation, and employment disputes in Superior and District Courts, as well as in all three North Carolina federal district courts.

Michael Kahn's Profile

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ReelTime CLE Co-Founder

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Michael Kahn holds a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law, and practiced law with the Attorney General’s Office for the State of New Jersey for 6years. Although he left the practice of law in 1991,his work thereafter has kept him involved in the lives of lawyers in various capacities. Following a stint as Assistant Director of Career Services with the Tulane University School of Law, Michael obtained his M. Ed. in Counseling from UNC-Greensboro in 1994, and shortly thereafter became a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of North Carolina. Michael’s areas of focus in his psychotherapy practice have included anxiety, depression, grief/loss, career satisfaction and men's issues, and he has worked with adolescents and adults in individual and group therapy settings. In 2012, he relocated to Oregon, where in addition to continuing his speaking career, he served as an Adjunct Professor at the Lewis& Clark Graduate School of Education & Counseling and co-facilitates grief groups for lawyers.

Michael currently resides in Vancouver, BC, where he serves part-time on the counseling staff of the Lawyers Assistance Program of British Columbia. He continues to present training seminars and workshops on ethics, grief, wellness, diversity and inclusion, and other topics for lawyers and mental health professionals throughout the U.S., Japan and Germany, including for the U.S. military.