Stress Management for Lawyers

The recent ABA Journal article, “How lawyers can avoid burnout and debilitating anxiety,” proposes mindfulness, meditation, sleep, exercise and healthy eating as just some of the ways that lawyers can combat stress. While no one size fits all, lawyers can start by not accepting misery as the norm, knowing when to turn off the lawyer in them and letting go “of the belief, endemic to the profession, that expressing vulnerability is weakness.” The article also quotes CoLAP Chair Terry Harrell, who explains how it goes beyond the lawyer’s personal health; that practicing mindfulness also “translates into better lawyering.”

Read the full article here.

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