New lawyers and law students can take advantage of free resources developed by AccessLex in partnership with the Massachusetts SJC Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being.
Financial struggles can be a tremendous challenge to our well-being, and are common in the legal profession, often aggravated by the cost of legal education. Last year, the Massachusetts SJC Lawyer Well-Being Committee partnered with the AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit working to maximize the value and affordability of a law degree, to pilot an education and coaching program. From their work together, AccessLex developed full service resources for new lawyers as well as law students.
FINANCIAL COACHING SESSIONS
AccessLex offers personal, free, confidential appointments to current students and new lawyers. You can schedule an appointment online, email firstname.lastname@example.org, live chat, or call (844) 755-4357. Find more here.
Personal Finance Program: MAX by AccessLex
AccessLex’s free personal finance program, MAX, is now available to all Massachusetts attorneys — register through AccessLex’s Ask EDNA! Portal. This powerful platform offering lessons, resources, and webinars was previously available only to member law schools (all but one Massachusetts law school is listed), as explained on the Lawyer Well-Being Committee website.
WEBINARS – RECORDINGS & LIVE
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Changes: What You Need to Know (Recording) – Originally presented in November 2021 in collaboration with the Lawyer Well-Being Committee and Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. Additional materials: PSLF Limited Waiver Opportunity (Mass.gov); and What You Need to Know About Returning to Repayment and the PSLF Waiver (AccessLex).
All Upcoming AccessLex Webinars – The full schedule includes the following series, most of which are offered on a monthly basis:
Guides and Other Resources
AccessLex shares a resource page for recent graduates and new lawyers here, which includes:
- The Road to Zero: A Strategic Approach to Student Loan Repayment
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Resources
- 5 Steps to a Better Credit Score