966 ABA Journal Lawyer Wellness articles.
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
“Having a strong mindfulness practice as a foundation has helped me get through these difficulties,” writes lawyer and author Jeena Cho. “This isn’t to suggest that mindfulness has somehow shielded me from experiencing grief or trauma. What it has allowed is a way for me to process it so that the grief isn’t the only experience my mind is paying attention to.”
Apr 1, 2021 2:30 AM CDT
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe wants its staff members and lawyers to take a week off work “to truly unplug.”
Mar 22, 2021 9:02 AM CDT
Burnout and long hours appear to be making life miserable for the most dissatisfied lawyers.
Mar 18, 2021 9:32 AM CDT
Judge trims claims by ex-Morrison & Foerster lawyers
A magistrate judge is allowing two former lawyers at Morrison & Foerster to pursue punitive damages in their suit claiming that the…
Mar 15, 2021 4:45 PM CDT
Nearly three-fourths of surveyed law firms launched new programs to address racial injustice after Black Lives Matter demonstrations and the death of George Floyd
last year, according to a new study.
Mar 2, 2021 11:32 AM CST
Mental health and lawyer ethics experts are warning that financial stress and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may push lawyers to act imprudently or unethically.
Feb 26, 2021 12:01 PM CST
Sometimes you just have to tear something down and start over again—like when you were a child and built a house of blocks or constructed a bridge with your Erector set, and it came tumbling down. You discovered too late that the foundation was not strong. It needed a redo.
Feb 24, 2021 9:23 AM CST
The challenges confronting the legal profession as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have been a prime focus of the 2021 ABA Midyear Meeting.
Feb 22, 2021 4:51 PM CST
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