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ADHD in the Legal Profession: Tips, Tools, & Techniques to Start Improving Your Attention [Webinar]

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in place of professional advice, treatment, or care in any way. Lawyers, law students, judges, and other legal professionals in Massachusetts can find more on scheduling a Free & Confidential appointment with a licensed clinician here.

Whether you’ve been diagnosed with ADHD or not, join us to find out how to start harnessing your attention better from Dr. Shawn Healy with this 25-minute installment of Webinars for Busy Lawyers.


October is ADHD Awareness Month, and lawyers report roughly double the rate of the general adult population. In the landmark 2016 study on lawyer well-being from the ABA and partners, 12.5% of lawyers reported having ADHD compared to 4-8% of adults generally.

Recent research estimates under 20% of adults with ADHD receive the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Those dealing with ADHD have a range of experiences, but many encounter difficulty concentrating at times, become overly focused on specific things at other times, struggle to complete work on time, have organizational issues, find it difficult to follow directions to their completion, and exhibit impulsivity. These (and other) symptoms have a real effect on professional functioning, personal relationships, and emotional well-being. And while most people talk about ADHD as a hurdle to overcome, there are also many people who look to the advantages of ADHD as tools for success.

However you might experience struggle with focus, join us for ways to harness your attention and address obstacles in productivity.

Over 20 minutes of live Q&A are included in the recording.




Shawn Healy, Phd | Staff Clinician LCL MADr. Shawn Healy joined LCL in March of 2014 following his work in a private group practice in Cambridge. Prior to private practice, Shawn worked at May Institute, Inc. for 10 years, as the Clinical Director and finally the Director of Clinical Services and Operations for the Behavioral Health Division of May Institute. Shawn is licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a psychologist. Shawn coauthored a 2017 ABA book, The Full Weight of the Law: How Legal Professionals Can Recognize and Rebound from Depression, with fellow LCL MA Staff Clinician Jeff Fortgang. Shawn serves on the Massachusetts SJC Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism, as well as on the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Lawyer Well-Being Committee (2020-2022). Read more about Shawn here.



LCLMA Blog Posts on ADHD

How To ADHD (YouTube Channel)


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CATEGORIES: Flourishing | Webinars for Busy Lawyers
TAGS: ADHD | time management / procrastination

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