Well-Being: Ways We Can Maintain Well-Being While Sheltering At Home

This has been an unprecedented past two weeks. I can’t say that any of the measures that have been put into place could have been expected or prepared for, but at this point, we all need ways to maintain our well-being while sheltering at home. Right now, as I write, my son is calling me,Continue reading “Well-Being: Ways We Can Maintain Well-Being While Sheltering At Home”

Attorney Well-Being: More Topics Can and Should Be Approved for CLE

In 2017, the ABA proposed a new Model Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Rule that recommends mandatory mental health programming.   Further, in the ABA’s Well-Being Report, also published in 2017, the task force commissioned to make recommendations, broadly recommended the following:  “ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.1 (Competence) states that lawyers owe a duty ofContinue reading “Attorney Well-Being: More Topics Can and Should Be Approved for CLE”

Attorney Well-Being: Are We On the Path to Well-Being as a Profession? An Introduction.

In 2017, the American Bar Association published a landmark report[i] on wellness in the legal profession.  This report was accomplished by a special task force commissioned as a result of multiple indicators of a decline of wellness in the profession at the time.  Specifically cited are two studies that showed that many lawyers and lawContinue reading “Attorney Well-Being: Are We On the Path to Well-Being as a Profession? An Introduction.”

Attorney Well-Being: Balancing Gratitude and Ambition

We are a driven people – attorneys.  We are taught that excelling in school – high school, undergraduate, and law school — will result in success in our careers.  Most of the time, this correlation holds true.  Sometimes it does not.  Before there can be any success in a legal career, we have to traceContinue reading “Attorney Well-Being: Balancing Gratitude and Ambition”

Attorney Well-Being: Dealing with Grief – Group Therapy

This is a topic that comes into your life and career as an attorney sometimes unexpectedly and sometimes with warning, but without the ability to prepare fully. As an attorney, it may be in your nature, like mine, to want to prepare. This is the nature of a lawyer from early on. In law school,Continue reading “Attorney Well-Being: Dealing with Grief – Group Therapy”

Attorney Well-Being: Fighting Cognitive Decline Part 3 – Exploring Mindfulness

In this final installment on fighting cognitive decline, we will look into the term mindfulness.  How can mindfulness be practiced to produce positive effects in the short term that will have long-term benefits of delaying cognitive decline? To recap, to fight cognitive decline we need tools.  I am proposing developing the following three forms ofContinue reading “Attorney Well-Being: Fighting Cognitive Decline Part 3 – Exploring Mindfulness”