Find Help In the ABA’s Well-being Toolkit for Lawyers and Legal Employers

Julie D. Beavers

Sarah Nagae

By Julie D. Beavers and Sarah Nagae

As chairs of the North Carolina Bar Associaton’s Professional Wellness Committee, we want to share an important resource created by the ABA earlier this year – the Well-being Toolkit for Lawyers and Legal Employers.  In 2017, the ABA’s National Task Force on Lawyer Well-being shared a report noting that many lawyers across the United States juggle mental health and substance use disorders all the while managing demanding caseloads.

While the report spotlights troubling realities in the profession, I suspect few of us are surprised by the findings.  With that in mind, whether you are a solo practitioner ready to set healthy parameters in your office or a large employer needing to refine the workplace culture, be sure to check out the Well-Being Toolkit for Lawyers and Legal Employers as well as the toolkit’s “Nutshell” tip sheet.  Both resources offer helpful tools and guidance essential to assisting lawyers thrive in the workplace which promotes optimum client service and better working relationships with colleagues.  Invest some time exploring these resources in order to protect yourself as well as the well-being of your personnel.  You’ll be glad you did.

Julie D. Beavers, julie@lawyersmutualnc.com
Sarah Nagae, SNagae@nexsenpruet.com