959 ABA Journal Lawyer Wellness articles.
The Arkansas Supreme Court has suspended a judge and ordered him to hire a counselor or a life coach for rude and intimidating treatment of public defenders in the courtroom. Judge Barry Sims, a circuit judge in Arkansas, will be suspended for 30 days.
Jun 8, 2021 12:54 PM CDT
Science explains that our minds are like icebergs: Our conscious awareness represents 10% of the iceberg above the surface of the water, and our unconscious awareness represents 90% of the iceberg unseen below the surface of the water. We are not aware of 90% of our thoughts/brain functions, which are unconscious—by definition.
Jun 3, 2021 11:57 AM CDT
A Pennsylvania judge who was facing misconduct allegations over outbursts at attorneys and litigants in his courtroom resigned Tuesday.
Jun 2, 2021 10:48 AM CDT
Law practice should not require you to sacrifice your health—the most obvious reason for that being that your well-being is the cornerstone of being a good lawyer.
Jun 1, 2021 2:10 AM CDT
Mental health workers say lawyers are more anxious, stressed, depressed and burned out than ever, which was already a lot. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, may have lessened the stigma around attorneys seeking mental health services.
May 26, 2021 9:15 AM CDT
The legal profession may struggle to identify lawyers experiencing cognitive decline, partly because those who are struggling are good at hiding their problem.
May 12, 2021 3:35 PM CDT
A study of 2,863 attorneys compiled during the pandemic found that depression symptoms, anxiety and stress were higher among female respondents, and a larger percentage of women than men were and engaging in risky or hazardous drinking.
May 12, 2021 1:00 PM CDT
DNA suggests murder was carried out by someone other than executed man
DNA tests on a murder weapon and a bloody shirt are not a match with the man executed…
May 7, 2021 4:12 PM CDT
Well-Being Week in Law kicks off today, highlighting the importance of health and happiness across the legal profession.
May 3, 2021 9:00 AM CDT
Dentons banned most meetings this week for lawyers and business professionals to make it easier to catch up on large projects or to take time off.
Apr 28, 2021 2:42 PM CDT
Lawyer for accused US Capitol rioter says ‘biatch’ is less offensive
A lawyer for accused U.S. Capitol rioter Richard “Bigo” Barnett of Gravette, Arkansas, has said his client didn’t use…
Apr 27, 2021 4:28 PM CDT
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the ABA initiated one of the largest national surveys of its members, seeking to understand both how they had been affected and how they expected their practice to evolve in the future.
Apr 26, 2021 8:00 AM CDT
Back in the day, I ran with the big dogs in BigLaw. Now, after suffering with clinical depression for more than 20 years and surviving a suicide attempt, I am happier than ever in the legal profession. My mental health journey is a cautionary tale, but one with a message of hope.
Apr 23, 2021 12:02 PM CDT
Womble Bond Dickinson aims to reduce square footage for U.S. offices by up 50% as lawyers and staff members spend more time working from home.
Apr 5, 2021 10:17 AM CDT
There are three levels of positive responses to suffering. The first, sympathy, is merely the mental recognition that suffering is present. The second, empathy, includes an emotional component, with the effect that we feel for the person who is suffering. The third, compassion, includes the desire or motivation to do something about that person’s suffering.
Apr 1, 2021 9:08 AM CDT
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