CLE-TV: Understanding and Overcoming Perfectionism

Product Type: Course

This course has no current sessions.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013; Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Who should attend: Lawyers, legal support staff, and anyone else who wants to deal with perfectionism.

Learning level: All levels

How it helps, how it harms, and what to do when it crosses the line



  • Do you believe that a less than perfect result is a failure?
  • When you receive compliments do you disqualify them because you know you don’t really deserve them?
  • Do you revise documents over and over again and have a hard time letting go?


Lawyers strive for excellence in their work and the legal culture encourages that. It can be difficult to distinguish a healthy desire to do the best job possible from the potentially harmful effects of perfectionism.  

In this course you will learn what perfectionism is all about, how to recognize it in yourself, and how to evaluate where you are on the spectrum. Derek C. LaCroix, QC, Executive Director of the Lawyers Assistance Program of BC, and Allison Wolf, Executive Coach and President of the lawyer coaching organization Shift Works Strategic, will discuss the specific manifestations and outcomes of perfectionism and will introduce a series of steps for dealing with it in your life.

Perfectionism can help us to achieve heights of performance but when left unchecked can cause us a great deal of anxiety and lead to performance deficits. Join us for this CLE-TV and take the first step towards understanding and acting on the perfectionism that could be dragging you down.    

“The perfect is the enemy of the good”
 - Voltaire


Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1 hour which will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management.

Derek C. LaCroix, QC — Executive Director, Lawyers Assistance Program, Vancouver
Allison Wolf — Certified Executive Coach, Shift Works Strategic Inc., Vancouver

EARLY BIRD (Register by May 21, 2013 and SAVE): $90;
After May 21,2013: $100

Registration includes reference materials. Note: You will receive an email with a link to the online version of the materials approximately one day before the course.




CLEBC Program Lawyer
Meredith Woods

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