1041 ABA Journal Lawyer Wellness articles.
Apr 18, 2022 2:00 PM CDT
Apr 1, 2022 1:20 AM CDT
No matter what type of law you practice, there are always stressors and pressure points that only get bigger as the stakes get higher. With that in mind, we asked attorneys, wellness experts and other legal industry professionals for tips on how lawyers can take care of themselves and not get overwhelmed.
Apr 1, 2022 12:00 AM CDT
Richard Posner, a retired judge on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago, didn’t have the capacity to enter into a contract because of Alzheimer’s disease, his lawyer said in a letter.
Mar 30, 2022 9:46 AM CDT
Mar 9, 2022 8:43 AM CST
A former Morgan, Lewis & Bockius lawyer has been suspended from law practice for failing to inform a tax client about an adverse decision, failing to file a timely appeal, failing to inform the client of a $183,620 tax lien, and signing a false affidavit about his conduct.
Mar 7, 2022 4:19 PM CST
Feb 22, 2022 11:48 AM CST
It is not uncommon for law firms to contract with jury consultants and other professionals knowledgeable about litigation to assess how witnesses are being perceived and how they may want to present themselves. But Harris St. Laurent & Wechsler leaders call the decision to hire a psychologist as a member of the firm’s staff a unique initiative.
Feb 1, 2022 1:50 AM CST
One side effect of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is that lots of people have adopted pets. Turns out, a lot of these pet parents enjoyed spending time at home with their furry friends—some so much so that they refused to be separated from their best buddies. In fact, 75% of U.S.-based remote workers surveyed in July said they wanted to stay remote so they could take care of their pets.
Feb 1, 2022 1:40 AM CST
Jan 20, 2022 10:24 AM CST
Darryl Wilson, an in-house attorney at Tyson Foods in Springdale, Arkansas, has used cooking as a form of therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic. He launched his own Instagram account, where he regularly posts photos of his dishes, and taught two virtual cooking classes to members of the ABA Young Lawyers Division. “We always have to find things that make us happy and that are fulfilling or rewarding to us,” he says. “Mine just happens to be cooking.”
Jan 20, 2022 9:22 AM CST
Jan 11, 2022 11:49 AM CST
“I dread what returning to normal would mean for my work/life: less sleep, less exercise, fewer hobbies and more stress. What lies ahead for me is a tangled knot of issues.”
Jan 11, 2022 8:54 AM CSTNational Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being that the American Bar Association participated in will host its inaugural conference later this month.
Jan 7, 2022 11:23 AM CSTMembers Who Inspire series. In the past year, we featured many in the legal field who are encouraging and energizing others with their good work, including advocating for inmates on death row, mentoring prospective law students of African descent and fighting to stop bullying in the workplace.
Dec 17, 2021 9:34 AM CST