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State Bar of Georgia Launches New ‘Lawyers Living Well’ Podcast Series

May 8, 2020
Contact: Sarah Coole or sarahc@gabar.org

Atlanta – The Attorney Wellness Committee and the Lawyer Assistance Program of the State Bar of Georgia have collaborated to launch a new podcast series, “Lawyers Living Well.”

As the first podcast produced by the State Bar, the series is an outgrowth of the Bar’s ongoing attorney wellness program of the same name. The “Lawyers Living Well” website is a clearinghouse of resources that Bar members can utilize to improve their mental, physical and social well-beings amid the stress of a demanding professional life.

The podcast’s first episode features Lynn Garson, chair of the Lawyer Assistance Program, who talks about the struggles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and shares personal thoughts on how lawyers should take care of themselves. Each episode features an introduction by Attorney Wellness Committee Chair Javoyne Hicks and closing words from Garson.

Judge Kenneth B. Hodges of the Court of Appeals of Georgia, the immediate past president of the State Bar, gives his view from the bench in the second installment on Georgia’s “shelter in place” order, what that means for the state’s court system and his view on working as a judge from his home.

In the third episode, CorpCare Associates President George Martin discusses his company’s role with the Lawyer Assistance Program, a confidential service that provides six prepaid, confidential clinical sessions each year to help Bar members with life’s difficulties – a key component of the Bar’s wellness initiative.

“As we continue to live through these uncertain times, specific guidance and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic will be the focus of the podcast,” said State Bar President Darrell Sutton. “But the Wellness Committee does plan to continue the series into the post-pandemic future.”

The “Lawyers Living Well” podcast series can be found on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud and Stitcher.