Your Time to Thrive: A Journey to Wellness in the Legal Profession
Created on May 05, 2020
Since the publication of the 2016 landmark survey on lawyer impairment by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the ABA's Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs and the Law Student Well-Being Survey by Organ, Bender, and Jaffe, we have engaged in a nationwide conversation about the importance of health and well-being as a vital component of the sustainability of the legal profession. Now that we know the prevalence of substance abuse and mental health disorders in the profession and the critical need to take care of ourselves, how do we actually go about implementing wellness in our daily lives? In practice, what are some of the best ways for attorneys to regularly engage in self-care while also juggling a million other things on their plates?
Join Laurie Besden, Esquire, Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, during the first annual National Lawyer Wellbeing Week, for an in-depth discussion about simple and non-intrusive ways to take care of yourself as a legal professional in order to be the best version of yourself for you, your families, and your clients.
- Identify the alarming prevalence rates of substance use and mental health disorders in the legal profession which is directly impacting one in three legal professionals
- Acquire simple techniques of self-care that will strengthen your overall wellness
- Become familiar with the confidential, free, safe, and supportive resources available to you through each state lawyer's assistance programs
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