Aging and Transitioning with Dignity:
Protection for Clients and Peace of Mind for Lawyers as They
Decide the Next Step in their Legal Careers
South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division
Live at the
University of South Carolina School of Law
701 S. Main Street
About the Seminar
This program qualifies for 2.0 MCLE credit hours, including 1.0 LEPR credit hour.
8:30 a.m. Registration
8:50 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
9 a.m. Diminishing Mental and Physical Ability: How it Affects Your Practice of Law
Dr. Craig Maylath, Geriatrician
Senior Primary Care Practice
Maintaining an active law practice is a desirable goal, but the goal is not feasible indefinitely. Inevitably, there will be a winding down of one’s practice. Like everyone else, lawyers are subject to the aging process, which can include disease, accidents and cognitive impairment. Even younger lawyers may face physical disabilities in themselves and in their family members. How do you know when it’s time to reduce your work load? What actions will be in the best interest of your clients? And how do you go about adapting to physical and mental changes in yourself and your partners?
Key Topics Include:
--Understanding how your impairments can impact your practice of law.
--How to recognize declining cognitive ability in yourself, your partners and office staff.
--Maintaining good mental and physical health.
10 a.m. Consideration of Legal, Ethical, and Moral End-of-Career Issues for Lawyers
Nan E. Hannah, J.D.
Hannah Sheridan Loughridge & Cochran, Raleigh, N.C.
Ms. Hanna draws on her professional and personal experiences in addressing situations that arise as Baby Boomer lawyers reach retirement age.
Key Topics Include:
--How to recognize and implement a course of action for lawyers who need to retire.
--When and how to develop and implement a plan for retirement.
--How to assist in work-life balance issues for lawyers serving as caregivers for elderly parents or loved ones.
Ms. Hanna shares unique insights that she has gained in her role as Chair of the “Retiring with Dignity” Task Force of the North Carolina Bar.
11 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Life After Law: What are You Going to do with the Rest of Your Life?
Nella G. Barkley, President/CEO
For more than 20 years, Nella Barkley has been helping lawyers and other professionals improve their mental health by finding their own personal career and life paths. She believes that life goals are complex constructs and when they arrive, “They illuminate every step you take in life.” Ms. Barkley’s strategic planning principles will help you understand your strength-oriented mindset, so you can craft a “retirement” career around your passion and age and transition with dignity.
12:15 p.m. Adjourn