M. Elizabeth Coreno, Esq. & Kerry Murray O'Hara, PsyD
Libby Coreno, Esq. and Dr. Kerry Murray O'Hara, PsyD are nationally recognized speakers and workshop leaders for lawyer well-being, specifically advocating for culture change and teaching skills for the rehumanizing of culture of law and its lawyers. Together, they hosted the first-ever 5-part Attorney Wellbeing Podcast for the New York State Bar Association which focused on the foundations of the attorney suffering and methods to begin to shift change. When the COVID-19 shutdown began, Ms. Coreno and Dr. O'Hara developed a confidential, weekly Zoom gathering solely focused on well-being impacts to the lives of lawyers. The Lawyer-to-Lawyer Well-Being Roundtable met for 54 free sessions between 2020 and 2021 in which lawyers collectively shared fears and concerns about depression, anxiety, court closures, racial injustice, political upheaval - but ultimately obtained skills for their lives, tools for their practices and a sense of belonging. They have authored several articles on attorney well-being including, Attorney Wellness: The Science of Stress and the Road to Well-Being (NYSBA Bar Journal, Oct. 2018) and Never Alone: Addiction, Recovery & Community (NYSBA Bar Journal, Dec. 2018). Ms. Coreno and Dr. O'Hara has been interviewed by national publications on issues facing lawyers and their well-being including Law.com, Law360.com, the New York Law Journal, Bloomberg Law, and the American Bar Association's Bar Leader and Bar Journal. In February of 2022, they will launch their first-ever signature training program for lawyers with evidence-based techniques and grounded in their research. The Humanized Lawyer Project will be a six-week online group experience and hosted in partnership with Village Medicine, an integrative clinic in Seattle, Washington.