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An Honest Conversation About Mental Health In The Legal Industry – Law Firm Leadership Collaboration Circle
October 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Topic for 10/29/2020: An Honest Conversation About Mental Health In The Legal Industry
In 2016, the American Bar Association published a study of nearly 13,000 attorneys that found between 21-36% qualify as problem drinkers, and that approximately 28%, 19%, and 23% are struggling with some level of depression, anxiety, and stress. In St. Louis, MO this week, we lost an iconic and impactful member of our legal community due to suspected suicide. We were grieved to hear of Ed Brown’s passing and have become impassioned to try and effect positive change where we can.
The mental and emotional well-being of lawyers has become a more focused discussion since this 2016 study, but discussion simply isn’t enough – substantial improvements and changes need to be made across the legal industry. Our Law Firm Leadership Collaboration Circles have become a source of impactful connection for lawyers across the U.S., and our hope is to always be relevant with issues affecting our industry.
Tomorrow’s discussion will focus on mental and emotional wellbeing, and I encourage our legal industry friends – regardless of your role in the firm – to attend. Bring openness and transparency to our discussion so we can all learn how to support ourselves and each other better. Join this group of law firm owners and administrators as they discuss the best tips and tools for maximizing the results of your new client intake process.
About the Collaboration Circles:
Navigating through this season of COVID19 “work from home” has been a challenge for most of us. In order to create space for conversation, collaboration and resource ideas for small to mid-size law firm leaders, Legal Back Office is hosting Law Firm Leadership Collaboration Circles. Any Law Firm owners and leaders are invited to join us to discuss a variety of topics covering the ins and outs of running a successful law firm. Jaimee Hall, LBO CEO, will facilitate the conversations and bring in other industry experts to share their best practices.
They will be hosted every other week on Thursday at 10am CST/8am PST via Zoom Video Conference. Register one time here so we can get you the meeting invitation.
The legal industry has a bad reputation for expecting attorneys to sacrifice everything. There is an unhealthy mindset that lawyers have to give up time with family and friends and a personal life will be non-existent.
Legal Back Office exists to give you more time, more money, and less stress! We power the business of law by handling your strategic planning and business operations, which allows you to focus on the things that matter to you most: practicing law, serving your clients, generating new work, and leading a fulfilling personal life at the same time!