Wellness Newsletter_squareNEW: The State Bar's Wellness Newsletter

The Attorney Wellness Committee is excited to present the first installment of the Lawyers Living Well quarterly newsletter, in which you will find news, resources and articles centered on wellness. You may opt in to receive the newsletter straight to your inbox once a quarter. View the most recent newsletter here.

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Lawyers Living Well is a production of the State Bar of Georgia's Attorney Wellness Committee and Lawyer Assistance Program. Lawyers Living Well is a resource for all things wellness, just for lawyers.

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Monthly "Touch" Wellness Events

  • October 28, 2020: Help Is Out There: Why Don't We Use It?: WATCH 
  • January 28, 2021: What Happens When You Call? Demystifying the LAP Hotline and #UseYour6: WATCH
  • February 25, 2021: Setting the Bar: A Vision Board Party for Lawyers: WATCH
  • March 24, 2021: How to Say No to Last-Minute Requests & Feel Good About It: WATCH
  • April 29, 2021: We Took the Pledge: Now What? Well-Being in Legal Practice: WATCH

Georgia Bar Journal Wellness Articles

Read articles on a variety of wellness topics, published by members of the Attorney Wellness Committee in the bi-monthly Georgia Bar Journal magazine. 

August: "The Loneliness Crisis" by LaKeisha R. Randall
October: "A New Space for Wellness" by Amber Rikard
December: "My Story: Postpartum Issues, Resources and Recovery" by Amna R. Shirazi

February: "Mostly True: The Sam Skelton Story" by Sam Skelton
April: "Mindfulness Meditation to Combat Stress and Promote Civility in the Law" by Danielle "Dani" Berry
June: "The Benefits of Counseling" by Megan Murren Rittle
August: "Why Work-Life Balance is Impossible to Achieve and What We Can Do Instead" by Plamen Russev
October: "Help Is Out There" by Lynn Garson
December: "The Power of a Year in Review" by Tara Simkins

February: "Designing and Living an Integrated Life" by Plamen Russev

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Recommended Wellness Podcasts

"Metta" (Loving-kindness) Meditations

Dani Berry, Georgia attorney and founder of Wellworks Consulting, LLC, shares three "metta" (loving-kindness) meditations produced in partnership with Vista Yoga (a Lawyers Living Well resource). Listen below (7-10 minutes each).

Wellness Presentation Resources

Planning to inform friends and colleagues about the benefits of the Lawyers Living Well initiative at the State Bar of Georgia? Use the below presentation compiled by the Mental Well-Being Subcommittee.

Praise for Attorney Wellness Events:

From the Report to the State Bar of Georgia Attorney Wellness Committee from the Law Practice Management Program's 2019 Solo and Small Firm Institute:

On Sept. 26-27, 2019, the Law Practice Management Program presented its Annual CLE Institute for solo and small firm lawyers to an audience of just over 400 attendees. The Institute continues to enjoy the full support and participation of the State Bar’s Attorney Wellness Committee and its key leaders, Paul Knowlton and Javoyne Hicks. View praise for the event below:

The program was described to the Program Chair [Natalie Kelly] by one of the visiting special guest speakers who travels the nation and participates in multiple wellness programs, as “the most impactful wellness programs he has ever witnessed,” and he complimented the  Bar for doing “such a good job in dealing with these types of concerns for lawyers.