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Front Page - Friday, November 17, 2017

Grisham to present quality of life CLE seminar

Attorney Art Grisham will discuss addictions, dysfunction aids, anger management and more during “In Quality We Trust: Balancing Life & Work in the Practice of Law,” his 23rd quality of life seminar.

Julian Kaufman, owner of Forte Fitness, and Julie Baumgardner, president and CEO of First Things First, will join him.

Presented by the Chattanooga Bar Association, the seminar will take place Tuesday, Dec. 5, 8:30-11:45 a.m. on the 17th floor of Liberty Tower. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. Attendees will earn three hours of dual CLE. The cost is $95 for CBA members and $135 for nonmembers.

“You will learn how to create a plan of action that will enable you to make changes that will create a life which combines the essential elements of joy, meaning, health and healthy relationships,” Grisham says.

Kaufman will provide tips on how to stay healthy in the practice of law. Baumgardner will talk about how to promote values-based solutions and provide support that advances one’s effectiveness.

Topics to be discussed include: the top 10 reasons lawyers get in trouble with the Board of Professional Responsibility; dysfunctionality versus serenity; artificial aids to dysfunctionality (alcohol, nicotine, caffeine and drugs); all-natural dysfunctionality (co-dependency, anger and workaholism) and achieving integrity and serenity.

Grisham was educated in the public schools of East Tennessee and received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Tennessee. He is a member of the American, Tennessee and Chattanooga Bar Associations. Grisham served as president of the latter in 1981. He is a frequent lecturer in continuing legal education programs.

Kaufman earned his B.A. degree in health and exercise science from Furman University. He went on to earn a master’s degree from Covenant College in curriculum and instruction. Kaufman is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He also holds certification from USA Track and Field.

Baumgardner has worked in the fields of marketing and counseling for over 20 years. She frequently speaks on family, parenting and marriage issues. Baumgardner serves on the boards of several community and national organizations. She currently serves as chair of the National Association of Relationship and Marriage Education. Baumgardner and her husband, Jay, have been married for 22 years and have a 19-year-old daughter, Ashley.

Source: CBA