Mental health and wellness is the foundation to both sound decision-making and healthy relationships. So it is no surprise that many of our programs focus to some extent on stress management and wellness principles. Most of our programs have been designed to satisfy the mental health and substance abuse continuing legal education requirements that more and more jurisdictions are promoting or even making mandatory for lawyers. We started off by emphasizing the important connection between mental heath and ethical decision-making, but have expanded our offerings over the years to provide programs on wellness as more state bars have embraced the need for and potential positive impact of training lawyers to be more resilient. 

But many of our programs are of similar utility for non-lawyers as well. (In fact, we were almost denied CLE credit for one of our programs in one state because the state bar regulator reviewing our materials thought the program would be beneficial for all kinds of people, and therefore she thought it must not have been all that special for lawyers, oddly enough.) Self-aware, connected, emotionally intelligent workers tend to be more productive, get along better, and behave more ethically.  And there is a growing body of research showing how wellness practices such as mindfulness and meditation can help workers identify and interrupt their own implicit biases, as well.

We therefore believe that to be most effective, compliance programming should include some significant effort to equip workers to know when they are working under inordinately high levels of stress or fatigue, understand the significant risks of continuing to do so over prolonged periods of time, and provide simple, memorable interventions that can be applied or exercised right in the middle of the workday, when most needed. We are so grateful for the opportunities we have had to present for non-lawyers in a variety of contexts, towards the goal of helping them function more effectively, ethically, and with greater civility and self-awareness.

Most importantly we have a 10 year track record of addressing mental health awareness and substance abuse prevention in a way that makes the learning process fun and enjoyable for all involved. Our movie clips depict ordinary people in tricky but highly relatable--not to mention very stressful- situations. And we work hard to make them genuinely funny, without devolving into mere whimsy. Being able to laugh (or gasp) at the poor guy (or lady) onscreen who is having a trainwreck of a day helps prompt honest conversation, and leaves lasting impressions with the viewer. We are often, in fact, more encouraged to hear about the conversations that tend to happen among participants (or even between participants and their spouses, significant others, or other loved ones) after the program has finished; indeed, that may be where some of the greatest progress is made.

In a nutshell, we aim for nothing less than equipping participants with practical tools to improve their lives, both at work and home.  And we won't ever use anything less than the most effective and engaging methods we know to make sure that any insights gained or lessons learned take root, and get a chance to flourish.

ReelTime CLE's unique approach to ethical, professional, and compliance-related challenges is well suited for the corporate world.

Whom We've Worked With
Featured Programs

"Nobody Told Me There’d Be Days Like These!"

Stress, Pressure, & Ethical Decision-Making

Law, Accounting, Health Care, Corporate Compliance

The Accidental Lawyer: Terms of Engagement

How to Stay out of Trouble When You are Out of the Office


“Don’t Let the Jokers Drive You Batty!”

What We Can Learn from Batman about Maintaining our Sanity (and Ethics) in the Practice of Law


"Passing the Torch...While Its Still Got Heat!"

How to Start Leveraging Your Legal Experience NOW for Maximum Value for the Days to Come


“U North or True North?”

The Challenges of Ethical Decision-Making for In-House Counsel

Law, Corporate Compliance

Wrestling With Ethical Dilemmas

“We Have Met the Enemy…”

Law, Accounting

(Not) "Court"-ing Disaster

Practical Guidance for Other Professionals in Navigating the Legal System

Health Care Professionals, Accounting, Engineering, Architecture

Ethical Train Wrecks and Other Avoidable Disasters

Practical Steps to Heading Off Misconduct Before It Happens

Law, Accounting, Healthcare, Corporate

Wellness in "Reel Life"

What We Can Learn from the Movies about Self-Awareness & Self-Care

Law, Accounting, Healthcare, Corporate

Practicing “Dirt Law” and Keeping Your Nose Clean

Stress and Ethical Decision-Making for Real Estate Attorneys


Patently Obvious: Is Your Practice Infringing on Your Life?

Stress and Ethical Decision-Making for Intellectual Property Attorneys