Graduating from law school is a huge transition, and even more challenging during a pandemic. The right resources and support can make a big difference.
MBLA Virtual Town Hall: Law Student Edition
FREE via Zoom on Wednesday, May 27 at 6pm
Organized by the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, this free panel will discuss building your narrative and brand, as well as developing strategies to effectively network while maintaining social distance. RSVP here.
Demystifying the On Campus Interview Process in Light of Covid-19
FREE Webinar on Thursday, May 28 at 5:30pm
Organized by the BBA, MBLA, HNBA, and MAHA, his informational webinar will provide law students with an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about the On Campus Interview (“OCI”) process from the perspective of a recruiter, law firm partner, and law student. Register here.
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Podcast: Dealing with Stress While Studying for the Bar Exam — and more.
Preparing for bar exam is often overwhelming. Techniques for dealing with the stress are discussed in Episode 5 of the ABA’s Path to Law Student Well-Being Podcast Series. The Path to Law Student Well-Being Podcast Series is sponsored by the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs, Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, and Law Student Division. Find all episodes here, others include:
- Character & Fitness and the Evaluation Process (More on Character & Fitness in Massachusetts here.)
- The Practice and Benefits of Mindfulness (More on Mindfulness for Lawyers & Law Students here.)
- Adopting a Growth Mindset (More on Growth Mindset & Stress Threat Perception here.)
- Practice Makes Passing
- Where Are We on the Path to Law Student Well-Being
Find more on coping with the delayed Massachusetts Bar Exam and other COVID impacts here. Our COVID-19 Resources Page has more on financial relief, remote work, and general coping with links to key resources like updates on court closures.
Free & Confidential Consultations:
Lawyers, law students, and judges in Massachusetts can discuss any mental health concerns with a licensed therapist, and any law practice management and career development concerns with a law practice advisor. Find more on scheduling here.
Key Resources from LCL MA for Career Well-Being:
10 Practical Tips Law Students Need for a Healthy Career Path: You’ve likely heard some of this advice before, but it’s an important time to remind yourself how to stay focused on your well-being in a world that offers all too many distractions from it.
Happiness Basics for Lawyers + Law Students: Positive Psychology, Values, and “Work-Life Balance”: Recent surveys and headlines observe the challenges, but it’s perfectly possible to be a happy lawyer — with the right focus and support.
Career Development for Lawyers Workbook Series: A free 5-part workbook series on career development for lawyers, covering Strengths, Values, Brand, Purpose, and Path.
Career Planning for Lawyers: Innovation, Niche Selection, Networking, Succession Planning, and much more. Bookmark this page to find a new guest series from Jamie Spannhake launching early Summer 2020.
Law Practice Startup Guide + On Demand Workshop: Our free guide covers Finance, Operations, Marketing, Technology, Risk Management, and more. Our live workshops are temporarily suspended in accordance with COVID-19 safety guidelines — but you can watch a recording on demand (and then book a free & confidential one-on-one consultation with an advisor when you need questions answered).
Our Free & Confidential Support Groups: Exclusively for lawyers, law students and judges in Massachusetts, featuring Solo | Stress Connection, SuperMom, ADHD Support, Immigration Lawyers Support, and more.
More Free Resources for New Lawyers: An easy page to bookmark for key resources like our Webinars for Busy Lawyers on Marketing, Tech, and Mindset in 30 minutes or less and our Rainmakers Incubator Workshop Series for Sales Skills — back once in-person services resume following the COVID crisis.