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Stuart Teicher, Esq., posts some funny stuff while on the road as a CLE teacher. Like most of society he documents his life on FaceBook. But the difference is that most of his posts actually teach some important mental health lessons for lawyers. Join him as he discusses how lawyers are affected by anxiety, compassion fatigue, over-functioning, and more. Read more
Join us this summer for a free six-week virtual walking challenge starting on June 18, 2022. Read more
The California Lawyers Association (CLA) and the District of Columbia Bar (D.C. Bar) shared additional findings today from a groundbreaking research project offering insight into the personal and workplace risk factors for mental health problems, substance use, and attrition among practicing attorneys. In 2020, the two bar associations announced their participation in the project, which has now yielded the second in a series of published papers. Titled "People, Professionals, and Profit Centers: The Connection Between Lawyer Well-Being and Employer Values," the findings were published June 3 in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Behavioral Sciences. Read more
Join the CLA Health and Wellness Committee this summer for a free six-week walking challenge starting on June 18. Teams of five will complete a virtual route going from Edinburgh, Scotland, all the way to Paris, France (no passport required!). Active challenge participants will receive a complimentary CLA visor and will have an opportunity to win weekly and grand prizes. Learn more or register here before June 18. Read more
This is the 2021 CLA Wellness Walking Challenge Rules Read more
Information on the 2021 CLA Wellness Walking Challenge. Read more
To paraphrase neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor, people are emotional beings who have thoughts rather than thinking beings who have emotions. Read more
Please join Layla Khamoushian, Attorney and Wellness Advocate and Mojdeh Zavosh, Certified Mindfulness Life and Wellness Coach, for an interactive and educational afternoon workshop of cooking a delicious and seasonal Ayurvedic meal. Read more
Loads of studies have found that many different types of writing promote and protect well-being, including positive effects on mood, mental health, and personal and professional development. Read more
On day no. 2 of #WellbeingWeekInLaw we turn our attention to our spiritual well-being. Please join Judi Cohen of Warrior One and Berkeley Law to explore how Mindfulness for the Legal Mind can support greater wellbeing by strengthening our connections to ourselves, our colleagues, and our communities. Read more

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