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Attorney Well-Being: It’s Not a Fad, It’s a Movement (New York Law Journal)

New York Law Journal, January 10, 2019

Attorney Well-Being: It’s Not a Fad, It’s a Movement

“There are over 60 legal employers to date participating in the Pledge Campaign organized by the American Bar Association’s Working Group to Advance Well-Being in the Legal Profession (ABA Working Group). All but a few, for now, are law firms. Many are global but some are small. A majority have a New York presence. They are leaders, influencers, and early adopters. They value their lawyers and legal staff. They’re proud that before Jan. 1, 2019, they committed their firms to effecting organizational changes that will raise awareness about the high incidence of alcohol and other substance abuse problems; reduce the stigma of mental illness; and encourage and support help-seeking. They’ve signed the ABA Pledge….The Lawyer Assistance Program of the New York City Bar Association (NYC LAP) is among the Well-Being partners listed in the Toolkit’s Appendix. LAP is available to assist legal employers to initiate and support a well-being plan.”

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