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Civility in the Legal Profession: Why Civility Makes Good Business Sense and Could Increase Your Lifespan

Sheppard Mullin - Del Mar
06.07.2024 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT

As attorneys, we often move from contentious negotiation, to aggressive litigation, to hostile confrontation and we often navigate passive-aggressive or manipulative behavior from colleagues.

We will explore the impact that the stress of incivility has on individual attorneys and on the legal profession generally.  Join us for a discussion on how empathy, integrity, and a sense of karma can infuse the role of an in-house counsel.  Learn how a high EQ (emotional intelligence) can improve outcomes and neutralize tension. Consider how you can incorporate research on super-communicators into your daily interactions with opposing attorneys and fellow team-members. Join us for insights from General Counsel on how achieving “civility in the legal profession” is not just good ethics but good business.   


  • Elizabeth Balfour, Partner, Sheppard Mullin
  • Celia Eckert, SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Xencor
  • Libby Stockstill, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Vuori

Lunch will be served.

To register, please contact Shanae Wong.

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