Empowering Women Lawyers: Roadmap to Wellbeing

Lake Arrowhead, California

May 5-9, 2024

12 CLE Credit Hours (3 Ethics, 5 Professionalism, 4 General)

Experience mountain living at its finest in Lake Arrowhead, where the beauty of nature meets the comforts of home.


UCLA Lake Arrowhead Lodge
850 Willow Creek Rd
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352


May 5-9, 2024
CLEs take place on M-T-W



We offer CLE sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday with time on Sunday to get settled in!

SUNDAY – MAY 5, 2024
3:30 p.m.

Conference Check-in Opens (Swag/Self-Care Package)

4:00 p.m.

Hotel Check-in Opens

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Dinner (Main Areas)

7:30 p.m.

Dessert & Welcome Reception/Welcome Remarks

Following the disclaimers and an overview of the CLE, participants will actively engage in a quick “thinking cap” activity that will assist them in determining the intention they wish to set for the CLE. Participants will be given a prompt. That prompt will come from a tool that Ms. Wilkinson uses regularly with clients and students to help them transition from work-mode to explore-mode. There is no right answer, no wrong answer; participants will be asked to write anything and everything that comes to mind, and not to judge their thoughts or ideas.

MONDAY – MAY 6, 2024 (Overall Health)
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

“Mental Health through Mindfulness: A Primer Session on Awareness”

It is common knowledge that Attorneys, especially litigators, often go from one putting out one fire to the next each day; they rarely take time to slow down and focus on their intellectual and emotional bandwidth, which is directly tied to their ability to practice ethically and competently. This session will include two distinct sections to assist attendees with combating burnout.

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Creating Legal Connections & Community/Reflection Time

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(includes two 15-minute breaks)

“Competency as a Prerequisite for Wellbeing”

Ms. Wilkinson will continue to guide Attorneys through an inquisitive and interactive primer of lawyer well-being, based on the foundations of professional competency as outlined in ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 1.1, Competence (and using Louisiana’s Rules of Professional Conduct and Rule XXX, 3(c) CLE Requirement [Rules of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, Part H. Rules for Continuing Legal Education] as an example in practice).

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Strengthening Legal Connections & Community/Reflection Time

TUESDAY – MAY 7, 2024 (Intellectual Health)
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

(includes one 15-minute break)

“Lawyers Love to Learn: Strategies for Safeguarding Intellectual Health”

Ms. Wilkinson will continue to guide Attorneys through an inquisitive and interactive primer of lawyer well-being, based on the foundational skills and strategies needed to safeguard their intellectual health. With a focus on the foundational facet of health, Sleep, attendees will explore their own relationship with learning – from grade school through law school, and into the legal profession as a whole.

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Free Time

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Bruin Chef Challenge (Leadership Skills, Non-CLE Activity)

The Bruin Chef Challenge is a fantastic choice. Essentially a version of TV’s Chopped and Iron Chef, it’s a great way to build a shared experience while engaging in friendly competition. We divide groups into smaller teams and each team is equipped with a cooking station (set up in one of the meeting rooms). Attendees are then challenged to create one entrée per team, incorporating some surprise mandatory ingredients, which will be judged by our Executive Chef and facilitator. (Pair into teams, cook a full dish with a secret ingredient.)

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Strengthening Legal Connections & Community/Reflection Time

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


WEDNESDAY – MAY 8, 2024 (Community & Overall Health)
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Legal Connections & Community/Reflection Time

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Yoga Meditation

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Legal Connections & Community/Reflection Time

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“Our Profession, Our Health: An Active Reflection on the Wellbeing of our Legal Community”

Ms. Wilkinson will continue to guide Attorneys through an inquisitive and interactive primer of lawyer well-being through the lens of community health. Based on the foundational skills and strategies needed to safeguard our own overall health, and understanding the impact each individual’s overall health has on the legal community as a whole.

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

“Journeys & Perspectives: Holistic Wellbeing Planning Session”

The substantive materials of the CLE will round out with an intention setting activity in a similarly-situated nature setting as in the Mental Health through Mindfulness Primer Session on Awareness.

THURSDAY – MAY 9, 2024 (Overall Health)
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Cementing Legal Connections & Community/Farewell Remarks

After 11:00 a.m.

Depart to the airport (Lunch available if desired)


Sheila M. Wilkinson - featured speaker
Sheila M. Wilkinson

Sheila M. Wilkinson combines her love for the law, social work, and education to help lawyers, creatives and other service-based entrepreneurs build happy, rich lives. She is a Louisiana Licensed Attorney, Louisiana Licensed Master Social Worker, an Educator, Empowerment Coach, and the host of the “What Would Sheila Say?” Podcast. Sheila earned her Bachelor’s in Sociology from the University of New Orleans, her Master’s in Social Work from Tulane University, her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University, and her Advanced LL.M. in International and European Business Law from the Institute of European Studies in Brussels, Belgium. Since 2007, Sheila has lived between Europe and the United States, and she was a Belgian Resident from 2013 to 2016.

Currently splitting her time between New Orleans and Brussels, Sheila teaches at Loyola University New Orleans and at United Business Institutes – Brussels, and is heavily involved in community development. As a Founder of SMWPLC, a hybrid Louisiana law firm, Sheila provides continuing education opportunities to lawyers and social workers, serves on several nonprofit boards, and provides legal, consulting, and coaching services across the globe.

UCLA Lake Arrowhead Lodge

Nestled along the waters of Lake Arrowhead, among the trees and gorgeous mountain landscapes


Experience a tranquil night’s rest in this shared chalet featuring two distinct sleeping spaces. Downstairs, you’ll find a private queen bedroom accompanied by its own bathroom, ensuring utmost privacy and comfort. Upstairs, a spacious queen bed loft awaits, complete with a private bathroom as well. No matter where you choose to retreat, rest assured that serenity and peacefulness await you in this charming chalet. This is a smoke-free property with no designated smoking areas.

  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry room with 24-hour access
  • Complimentary on-site parking
  • Business center
  • On-site recreation and fitness facilities, including outdoor activities
  • Complimentary coffee, hot tea, iced water, and fresh whole fruit in lobby
  • Tennis courts
  • Outdoor heated pool and indoor hot-tub with fireplace
  • Jogging paths in natural wooded areas
  • Irons and blow dryers provided

We will provide airfare and rental car recommendations.

  • 40 miles from the Ontario Airport (ONT)
  • 80 miles from the John Wayne Airport (SNA)
  • 100 miles from the Los Angeles Airport (LAX)


We'll secure CLE credit approval in your state AFTER you register.

If you register less than 45 days before the conference we'll instruct you on how to secure credit yourself.


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Experience all Lake Arrowhead offers with other women attorneys from around the country!

1 Attorney – All inclusive

We prep all the arrangements


($3,000 deposit today†)


12 CLE Hours

All activities

Three chef-prepared meals per day, with hearty buffet selections for breakfast and lunch, and an elegant four-course served dinner

Destination CLEs is a concierge service and Continuing Legal Education provider. Our full-service concierge identifies best options for your flights among the many airlines and providers. If you can stay longer, we’ll extend your hotel reservation and find you additional activities. We also provide travel insurance quotes!


Secure your spot today with a $3,000 deposit!†

The balance of total registration cost is due on December 17, 2023.

If you want immediate assistance, call 907-231-2111 or schedule a consultation.

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