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Winning an Uphill Battle: How to Start Your Own Mindfulness Program

Posted by Elise Luce Kraemer on Jul 31, 2019 1:41:50 PM

By Elise Kraemer, Esq.

Practicing at a law firm can be tremendously rewarding, but it is also an intense, demanding and often unmanageably stressful endeavor for both the lawyers and the professional staff that support and promote the legal team.

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Topics: mental health awareness, health and wellness, mental health, mindfulness, meditation

Balance Comes From Compensation, Not Just Moderation

Posted by Darryl Cross on Jul 16, 2019 11:09:10 AM

By Darryl Cross

Experts talk about seeking and finding balance as the key to being healthy, happy and engaged. However, demands placed on us by others and our own personal expectations, makes this an exhausting quest for harmony. Moderation is not necessarily the best approach to create a great life. Who wants to be moderately healthy, happy and engaged?

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Topics: Strategies, professional development, mental health awareness, health and wellness, compensation, self care, mental health, work life balance

The Positive Impact of Resilience in Law Firms

Posted by Renee Branson on Jun 10, 2019 4:00:29 PM

By Renee Branson, Founder and Principal Consultant, RB Consulting

Headlines concerning mental health, addiction and burnout in the legal profession are quickly becoming the norm. This is a good thing. Our attention is being drawn to a problem that has festered quietly for far too long. Still, awareness alone cannot be the goal; instead, our focus should be on action and measurable improvement. With the pressures of the billable hour, a culture of perfectionism, law firm dynamics and political minefields, paying attention to the happiness of the individuals who make up a law firm can seem like a waste of precious resources. That is why appealing to the altruistic motivation of doing what is right (i.e., making changes to address mental health, addiction and burnout) needs to be followed with appealing to the bottom line motivation of how those changes – or lack thereof – impact profitability.

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Topics: Marketing Management and Leadership, Legal Marketing, LMA Midwest Regional Conference, employee resilience, office culture, mental health awareness, health and wellness

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