Emotionally Intelligent Lawyers with Esperanza Franco

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Power Up Your Practice with Ruby Powers, Episode 8

In this episode of Power Up Your Practice, Ruby Powers interviews Esperanza Franco, a Spanish-U.S. immigration lawyer and author. With extensive experience and a diverse background, Esperanza is known for her work promoting mental health awareness in the legal field, as highlighted by her book “Emotionally Intelligent Lawyers.” Tune in to hear Esperanza’s insights on navigating emotionally intelligent lawyers and mental health challenges while practicing law.

Tune in to the episode to hear about:

  • Motivation: Inspired by personal struggles and observing colleagues’ mental health challenges, Esperanza felt compelled to address the issue through her book.
  • Identifying Harmful Patterns: She examined “lawyer thinking” and stereotypes within the legal profession, highlighting tendencies like negative hypotheticals and fault-finding that contribute to mental health issues.
  • Breaking Free: Esperanza urged lawyers to challenge ingrained norms, advocating for boundaries, and prioritizing personal well-being over the “24/7 available, highly productive” mindset.
  • Practical Tips: She advised scheduling non-negotiable personal time, setting realistic expectations, and resisting the urge to compare oneself to others.
  • Cultivating Self-Worth: Esperanza stressed the importance of self-compassion and intrinsic worth, encouraging lawyers to embrace moments of non-productivity and discomfort for a healthier relationship with work and self.

Learn more about Esperanza Franco:


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