An Innovate Legal Online Virtual Meetup

Building a Balanced and Successful Legal Career: For New Law Firm Owners

Learn how to build a balanced legal career in this Innovate Legal Online Meetup with new law firm owners.

Now that you’ve started your own firm, join this workshop to learn how to find balance and overcome the common pitfalls.

In this session, we will discuss the unique obstacles faced by lawyers who have recently opened their own firm and offer guidance on how to run your practice with more confidence and balance. Topics will include: 

  • Why wellness requires you to make an effort
  • The cognitive pitfalls of running a new practice—and ways to defeat them 
  • Why they call it “practice” for a reason 
  • The value of building a personal support network 
  • How technology can give you more freedom—if you know how (and when) to turn it off

Workshop Overview:

Hosted by: Sam Rosenthal

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Dr. Robert Goldman, JD, PsyD

Chief Psychologist and Co-CEO

TLC Virtual Resiliency

Dr. Robert Goldman is a licensed psychologist and attorney with over 18 years of experience in combining law and psychology. Upon beginning his law practice, Dr. Goldman was appointed to the Law Guardian Panel which inspired him to receive his Doctorate in School & Community Psychology from Hofstra University in order to help children.

Dr. Goldman worked as the Supervising Psychologist for the Suffolk County Probation Department and Suffolk County Mental Hygiene Services where he conducted court evaluations, and provided treatment. Dr. Goldman has also lectured nationally on topics ranging from Restorative Justice, Educational Law, Forensic Evaluations and the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression among teens and adults. Dr. Goldman is also an author and has been published in the Albany Law Review and the New York Law Journal.

Dr. Goldman is a member of the American Psychological Association, Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association. He is also the co-chair of the Neuroscience and Law Committee, and an adjunct professor at Hofstra University and St. Joseph’s College teaching Restorative Justice and various Community Correction topics.

In the midst of COVID-19, Dr. Goldman created a virtual lawyers lounge that provided virtual support to help lawyers cope with their own challenges. This first virtual lawyers lounge led to the very beginning of TLC Virtual Resiliency.


    This workshop was developed in partnership with TLC Virtual Resiliency

    TLC Virtual Resiliency provides attorneys and support staff with a unique social support network and workshops designed to enhance resilience and coping, and reduce stress and burnout.