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Diana Speaks On The Happy Lawyer Project Podcast!



How do you run a values-focused law firm while juggling work-life balance and finding joy in your practice? Maier Law Group's founding partner, Diana Maier, speaks to attorney and founder of The Happy Lawyer Project, Okeoma Moronu Schreiner, about running a virtual, boutique law firm and building Joy in the Law®, a community that helps lawyers be their happiest selves.

Listen to the podcast here:


Joy in the Law® Conference 2018

Thank you for joining us!
The Joy in the Law® Conference 2018 saw an amazing turn out of over 100 joy-seeking attorneys across the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond! For photos, and for updates on future events, please visit!


September 28, 2018

Event Program:

8:30 - 9:00

9:00 - 9:30
Welcome and Brief Meditation

9:30 - 10:30
Transforming Overwhelm & Reactivity into Joyful, Competent Law Practice (James Baraz, Judi Cohen, and Diana Maier)

10:30 - 10:45

10:45 - 11:45
Shifting from Perfectionism to Excellence & Equanimity in the Ethical Practice of Law
(James Baraz, Judi Cohen, and Diana Maier)

11:45 - 1:00
Lunch and Networking

1:00 - 1:15

1:15 - 2:25
Constructive Tools for Managing Conflict
(Steve Rosenberg)

2:25 - 2:35

2:35 - 3:35
Panel Discussion on Transforming
Suffering into Joy

3:35 - 4:00
Closing: Reflections and
Where Do We Go from Here?



Join us for a day of dedicated programming on how lawyers can find happiness in the law. Thanks to our generous sponsors, you can take advantage of discounted registration for only $79.00 until August 20, 2018 (unless the conference fills sooner). This early bird fee (regular fee: $95.00) includes a full day of conference, 3 specialty CLE credits (2 in competence and 1 in ethics),  lunch, snacks, coffee, and refreshments. Enjoy joyful camaraderie with like-minded people. Learn, share, re-charge with speakers like:

James Baraz is an author, meditation teacher, and leader of the globally-recognized course Awakening Joy, the inspiration behind the Joy in the Law® conference.

Judi Cohen is a lecturer at Berkeley Law and leads Warrior One. She teaches mindfulness, effectiveness, wellbeing, and leadership skills to lawyers. mindfulness, effectiveness, wellbeing, and leadership skills to lawyers.

Steve Rosenberg is a state of California and nationwide leader in mediation and conflict resolution.

Panel Discussion on Transforming Suffering into Joy. The panelists are Neha Sampat, Paul Burglin, Juliet Barraza, and Karrie Myers.


Here's what others have said about our 2016 conference:

"Wonderful concept with amazing panelists."

"One of the best professional conferences I have ever attended."

"Thank you for an amazing conference. I can’t tell you how great the day was."

"A fantastic day. I laughed and cried."

"Life changing!"


Brought to you by:

Platinum Sponsor Maier Law Group and the Joy in the Law® Planning Committee.

Heartfelt thanks to our Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

O'Grady Law Group
SF-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service
Marin County Bar Association
First Republic Bank
DLC Consulting Services, LLC
Marin Pro Bono Network
Cooley LLP
Lawyer Business Advantage

Silver Sponsors:

Cal-Pacific Reporting, Inc
Warrior One
BlackStone Discovery


Believe that you can be happy!

Some lawyers, although admittedly too few,  lead a joyful professional life and find meaning in how they earn an income. Generally, these lawyers take common actions, such as: integrating principles of mindfulness into their legal work (whether they realize it or not); exercising flexibility about whether they practice traditional law or use a law degree only tangentially; and staying conscious of their financial goals v. their desire for other kinds of rewards that might matter more to them. This conference will host panels exploring these and other aspects of happy lawyering.  Its goal is to increase the joy of lawyers who are already happy, and to begin the journey towards career happiness of lawyers that are not.  Diana Maier, owner of Maier Law Group, started this conference in 2016 because she believed that all lawyers can find work that makes them happy most of the time, if not every minute, and a professional life that squares with their values and priorities, whether that’s making millions or having a modest salary but lots more time with their families and friends.

The day will include lectures, panels, break-out groups, lunch, snacks, and tons of practical advice. There will be short periods of guided meditation woven throughout the conference.

To read more about the inspiration and aspirations of this conference, go to:


Planning Commitee:
Amir V. Adibi, Seda Akay-Onur, Katherine Alphonso, Beth Arnese, Marie Barnes, Brittny Bottorff, Quynh Chen, Audrey Courson, Caitie Emmett, Benjamin Holl, Valerie Kushel, Kymberly LeGolvan, Diana Maier, Lauren Monson, Suji Rajagopal, Lisette Sell, Romy Taubman, Carina Uraiqat, and Jenny Wiegley.
Sponsor inquiries:


Diana Speaks On The Hustle & Flow Podcast!

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In this insightful Hustle & Flow podcast episode, Diana shares what joy in the legal profession means to her. She also discusses changing career paths (more than once), her own path to finding joy, building an innovative law firm with intention, and jumping in head first to fill a void in her legal community.

Listen to the podcast here:

What Every Employment Attorney Should Know About Workplace Investigations



This presentation will explore the issues of scope, ethics, attorney-client privilege and the distinct roles played by investigators, in-house attorneys, outside counsel and plaintiffs' attorneys when conducting, directing, advising and/or representing parties in workplace investigations. 

Presented by Brittny Bottorff.

The Palo Alto Area Bar Association
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
601 Page Mill Road, Ellipse 1B
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Registration is now closed.

Protecting Your Life Sciences Company From the Top 5 Data Privacy and Security Threats


In this free workshop you will:

  • Assess and remedy your organization's data privacy vulnerabilities.

  • Learn how to solve the unique privacy risks faced by life science companies.

  • Craft an effective solution for mitigating data breaches and enforcement actions.

  • Increase your expertise on key areas of data security and privacy.

  • Discover new legal developments and how enforcement could impact your organization.

Presented by Diana Maier, Data Privacy and Cyber Security Expert.


“Diana is really an expert on this topic. Not only did I learn a lot, the assessment helped me spot a huge hole in our data privacy scheme.”
- General Counsel, Biotech Company


Ideal Audience: In-house counsel or outside attorneys advising life sciences companies, life sciences executives and management, and those wanting a primer on today’s top issues in data privacy and cyber security. 

Earn One California CLE Credit!   

Here is some of what you will learn during this online workshop:

  • How to assess your organization’s data privacy vulnerabilities and how to remedy those exposures

  • How to safely and legally conduct data transfers from the EU to the U.S.

  • How to implement the privacy best practices that avoid HIPAA enforcement actions

  • The top 5 data security areas that cause problems for life sciences companies

  • The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on life sciences companies

  • What you need to know about how the FTC, OCR, and Attorneys General are enforcing laws around health data

This webinar provides an excellent primer on the basics of data privacy and security law and practices and how their enforcement is negatively affecting life sciences companies.

Join us and learn the best practices of data privacy and security and how to protect your company from data breeches and enforcement actions.    


During the workshop, you will complete an assessment of your company's risks and vulnerabilities and leave with a "Risk Scorecard".