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Marian C. Rice Presents, “What Makes Lawyers Happy”

Garden City, New York, September 21, 2014

On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, L’Abbate Balkan partner, Marian C. Rice, will present the seminar “What Makes Lawyers Happy.”

This live program and webcast will be presented from 2:00-4:00 p.m from the New York State Bar Association’s State Bar Center’s Great Hall in Albany, New York.

The program will examine the best practices for greater career and life satisfaction; you really can’t have one without the other. The speakers will share the vital interplay among personal autonomy, competence and connection with others as the condition precedent for overall wellbeing. The program will review the surprising results of a seminal study on lawyer wellbeing, the science behind positive psychology and the implications for our lives and practices along with practical steps for incorporating these insights in our lives.

For more information about the seminar and to register, please visit the New York State Bar Association’s webpage for this event.

Ms. Rice chairs L’Abbate Balkan’s Attorney Liability Practice Group and concentrates her practice on the representation of attorneys and risk management for lawyers.  In addition, Ms. Rice is a Past President of the 6,000 member Nassau County Bar Association, the largest suburban bar association in the country. She serves as an ABA Presidential appointee to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyer’s Professional Liability and has been chair of the New York State Bar Association, Committee for Insurance Programs since 2008. She has authored materials for numerous publications and newsletters, including the New York Law Journal, the New York State Bar Journal and Nassau Lawyer, and has lectured extensively for various organizations, associations, law firms and insurers. A respected member of the industry, Ms. Rice holds the AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for ethics and legal ability, has been named a Super Lawyer® annually since 2008, and has been assigned a “superb” AVVO rating.


If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Richard P. Byrne, Esq. or Anthony P. Colavita, Esq., the managing partners of L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P., by telephone 516.294.8844 or email or