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Wellness Articles

Developing and Maintaining Mental Strength as an Attorney

By: Erik Heninger, Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC Traditionally, success in the legal profession demands long hours, resolving complex legal problems, maintaining relationships and managing high levels of stress and anxiety. Now, with…

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Boosting Your Mood and Getting Fit On-Trend

By Effie Hawthorne, Associate General Counsel at the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners If you’re like many other Alabama attorneys, you haven’t seen the inside of a gym in a year thanks…

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Attorney Wellness

“The time is now to use your experience, status, and leadership to construct a profession built on greater well-being, increased competence, and greater public trust.” -ABA 2017 National Task Force Report on Lawyer Well-Being

 

The Alabama State Bar’s Quality of Life, Health and Wellness Task Force is working to make lawyer well-being a top priority. The group’s purpose is to explore programs, accumulate information and educate members about wellness issues and resources and develop a CLE to be offered to members throughout the state. In addition, the task force will formulate a plan to celebrate May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

Wellness Month: May

The Quality of Life, Health and Wellness Task Force is organizing an Attorney Wellness Month for the month of May. In addition to offering a free, online wellness CLE and disseminating wellness tips through the bar’s website, newsletter and social media sites, there is also a wellness challenge among attorneys throughout the state.

Free Online Wellness Month CLE Series

May 21: Recognizing and Managing Anxiety and Depression for Legal Professionals.
12 – 1 p.m. | Register here.

June 10: Recognizing Addiction and Substance Abuse
12 – 1 p.m. | Register here.

August 17: Suicide Awareness & Prevention
12 – 2 p.m. | Register here.
(Limited to 105 attendees)

Participate in the #WellnessMonthChallenge!

View and print the wellness month challenge calendar.

Track your individual, firm or local bar’s Walking Wednesday minutes here!

Wellness Month Resources and Worksheets

Week 1 (May 3-7)

Week 2 (May 10-14)

Week 3 (May 17-21)

Week 4 (May 24-28)

Download our Wellness Month Social Media Toolkit for daily graphics you, your firm or your local bar can share on your social media pages. Tag the @AlabamaStateBar, and we will reshare!

Wellness Tools and Resources

Toolkit for Legal Employers and Employees

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Alabama State Bar Members are eligible for discounted rates on premier (unlimited classes per month) and elite (8 classes per month) memberships as well as one complimentary class at Orangetheory Fitness!

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The Alabama chapter of the Mindfulness in Law Society works to educate, provide resources to, and bring together the legal profession around mindfulness and well being.

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Events to Improve your Health & Wellness

May 21

Free Online CLE: Recognizing and Managing Anxiety and Depression for Legal Professionals

May 24

Mindful Monday

Jun 10

Free Online CLE: Recognizing Addiction and Substance Abuse

Wellness Wednesday Posts to Share

Each week, the Alabama State Bar shares a #WellnessWednesday post on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. View our recent posts below, and feel free to download and share on your own pages to continue this important conversation.