ANALYSIS: Lawyers, Take a Moment for Self-Care. It’s Free!

Molly Huie

The fact that there is a Week of Wellbeing at all speaks volumes about our profession. As a former therapist, I can tell you that wellbeing affects everything. Well-being is a prerequisite for being able to work effectively. Nowadays many of us only reach for “OK”, more than “great” or even “good”. With Lawyers Welfare Week just around the corner (May 3-7, according to the Institute for Welfare in Law), I’d like to remind lawyers that there are ample resources in the Bloomberg law dedicated to the legal profession are -being and also professional development, whereby well-being is a crucial component.

ICYMI: Welfare problems abound

We’ve spent a lot of time analyzing wellbeing data and we can tell you that lawyers work long hours and are prone to burnout and the inability to part ways. Data from our recent survey of lawyers’ workload and hours worked shows how common many wellbeing issues are. Three quarters of the lawyers surveyed say they have experienced work-related insomnia or anxiety.

No feel-good week FOMO

Many attorneys could get the type of help that is offered during the attorney’s welfare week. So don’t miss it. And don’t think that wellbeing is only required for corporate lawyers. In-house attorneys can also benefit from the resources of wellbeing. Bloomberg Law has a variety of attorney wellbeing content, as well as resources to help new attorneys prepare for success through continued professional growth. Take a few minutes to self-care and find some resources that will serve your well-being.

Anyone can find related content for free on our In Focus: Lawyer Well-Being page.

Bloomberg Law subscribers can find related content on our In Focus: Lawyer Development page.

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