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Countdown To Well-Being Week In Law 2021: Preview Of Events For May 3 – 7

Countdown to Well-Being Week in Law 2021: Preview of Events for May 3 – 7

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in place of professional advice, treatment, or care in any way. Lawyers, law students, judges, and other legal professionals in Massachusetts can find more on scheduling a Free & Confidential appointment with a licensed clinician here.

The Institute for Well-Being in Law (IWIL) invites the legal profession to participate in its second annual week of well-being activities and awareness, from May 3rd through May 7th.

 

About Well-Being Week in Law

WWIL takes place each first week of May, which is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month. IWIL, which evolved from the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being behind the now well-known report, The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change, launched the first lawyer well-being week last year. The week is sponsored by the ABA’s Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs‘ Well-Being Committee. Individuals and organizations in the legal profession are encouraged to take action by leading and participating in activities that promote well-being in the profession.

 

Resources & Activities

IWIL has compiled readings, recordings, activities, and live events focused on a different aspect of well-being each day. This year’s schedule follows:

 

Daily Events

Listed below are events organized by IWIL, MILS, BBA, MBA, and other organizations, along with our regular line-up of support groups and other programs that take place during WWIL. Daily coffee breaks are being organized by the Massachusetts SJC Lawyer Well-Being Committee — you can register just once for all 5 here.

 

MONDAY, May 3 (Stay Strong)

(1pm) Daily Coffee Break, hosted by the SJC Lawyer Well-Being Committee. This event is Free to all.

(1pm) Brain & Body Self Care for the Successful and Busy Attorney, hosted by the ABA. Free only to ABA members.

(2pm) Solo | Stress Connection Support Group Meeting, hosted by LCL MA. This ongoing Free & Confidential group meets in two sections, both monthly. Advanced registration and a screening interview are required to join.

(3pm) Mindful Monday: 30-Minute Virtual Sit, hosted by MILS. This session is Free to all; regular attendance in this ongoing weekly program requires MILS membership.

 

TUESDAY, May 4 (Align)

(11:45am) Mindful Pause: 15-Minute Virtual Sit, hosted by Brown Mindfulness Center. This event is Free to all.

(12pm) Job Search Support Group Meeting, hosted by LCL MA. This Free & Confidential ongoing group meets bi-monthly.

(1pm) Daily Coffee Break, hosted by the SJC Lawyer Well-Being Committee. This event is Free to all.

(1pm) Addiction Recovery Peer Support Meeting, hosted by LCL MA. This Free & Confidential ongoing meeting occurs bi-weekly (now online, normally at our office in Boston).

(1pm) It Doesn’t Have to Be a Grind: How to Create a Practice You Love, hosted by the ABA. Free only to ABA members.

(5pm) Addressing Addiction, Stigma, and Recovery in the Legal Community, hosted by the MBA. This event is Free to all.

 

WEDNESDAY, May 5 (Engage & Grow)

(7:15am) Addiction Recovery Peer Support Meeting, hosted by LCL MA. This Free & Confidential ongoing meeting occurs weekly (now online, normally at Harvard Law).

(9am) Practicing Law with ADHD Support Group, hosted by LCL MA. This Free & Confidential ongoing group currently meets weekly.

(1pm) Daily Coffee Break, hosted by the SJC Lawyer Well-Being Committee. This event is Free to all.

(1pm) Empower Yourself: Strategies for Practicing Law in Stressful Times, hosted by the ABA. Free only to ABA members.

(2pm) Yoga for Busy Legal Professionals, hosted by LCL MA. This Free & Confidential 20-minute practice (with optional time to chat after) occurs weekly; those who register also receive access to a playlist of on-demand sessions.

(3pm) Radical Candor: Kick Ass at Work While Embracing Your Humanity, hosted by IWIL. This event is Free to all.

(5pm) Wakeful Wednesday: 30-Minute Virtual Sit, hosted by MILS. This session is Free to all; regular attendance in this ongoing weekly program requires MILS membership.

 

THURSDAY, May 6 (Connect)

(9am) Morning Meditation: 20-Minute Virtual Sit, hosted by MILS. This session is Free to all; click here to join (no registration required).

(1pm) Daily Coffee Break, hosted by the SJC Lawyer Well-Being Committee. This event is Free to all.

(1pm) Addiction Recovery Peer Support Meeting, hosted by LCL MA. This Free & Confidential ongoing meeting occurs bi-weekly (now online, normally at our office in Boston).

(1pm) Next Level Diversity: Why “Belonging” is What Attorneys Really Want, hosted by the ABA. Free only to ABA members.

 

FRIDAY, May 7 (Feel Well)

(9am) Friday Morning Yoga, hosted by LCL MA & the SJC Lawyer Well-Being Committee. This 30-minute practice is Free to all Massachusetts legal professionals.

(12pm) Power-Up: Practical Approaches for Accessing and Maintaining Energy and Engagement, hosted by AskWhatMatters?! This event is Free to all, hosted in collaboration with LCL MA, SJC Lawyer Well-Being Committee, MILS, and others.

(1pm) Daily Coffee Break, hosted by the SJC Lawyer Well-Being Committee. This event is Free to all.

(1pm) Changing the Headlines: Combating Lawyer Loneliness One Step at a Time, hosted by the ABA. Free only to ABA members.

(3:30pm) Performance Psychology in Law: How High-Achievers Can Productively Channel Their Energy Like Elite Athletes, hosted by IWIL. This event is Free to all.

 

 

For Organizations

Our licensed staff clinicians and our Mass LOMAP advisors offer programming for free to organizations in the Massachusetts legal profession. Availability for this week is limited, find more about our collaborations here.

Find suggested activities and programming for WWIL here from IWIL.

 

   Free & Confidential Consultations:

Lawyers, law students, and judges in Massachusetts can discuss any personal or professional concerns with a licensed therapist, law practice advisor, or both. Find more on scheduling here.

 

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