A List of Noteworthy Bar Journal Articles

All over the country, bar associations have been featuring well-being in their publications. Below are just some of the articles shining a light on this important topic.

The Oklahoma Bar Journal (December 2017): Ethics and Lawyer Well-Being, by Joseph Balkenbush

Maine Bar Journal (Fall 2017/Winter 2018)

  • From the Executive Director – Lawyer Well-Being: Taking Charge of Your Wellness, by Angela P. Weston (pg. 6)
  • When Your Work-Life Balance Isn’t (pg. 7)

Washington Lawyer (January 2018)

  • When Counsel Needs Counseling, by William Roberts (pg. 16)
  • Finding Fulfillment in Life & the Law, by Sarah Kellogg (pg. 22)

Michigan Bar Journal (January 2018): To Be a Good Lawyer, One Has to Be a Healthy Lawyer, by Tish Vincent

Florida Bar Journal (January 2018): Focus on Mental Health and Wellness for Florida Lawyers

  • Mental Health and Wellness — Destigmatizing the Discussion and Promoting Solutions, by Dori Foster-Morales, Guest Editor (pg. 8)
  • What Do the Statistics About Lawyer Alcohol Use and Mental Health Problems Really Mean? By Patrick Krill (pg. 10)
  • The Reality of High-Functioning Substance Abuse Among Lawyers, by Lisa Smith (pg. 14)
  • Vulnerability Is a Good Thing, by Brian Cuban (pg. 15)
  • The Surprising Master Key to Happiness and Satisfaction According to the Lawyer Research, by Lawrence Krieger (pg. 16)
  • Florida Lawyers Assistance: Saving Lives and Legal Careers, by Scott M. Weinstein (pg. 20)
  • Mindfulness, Mental Health, and the Life of the Lawyer, by Scott Rogers (pg. 24)
  • The Lawyer Well-Being Starter Kit: 10 Tools and Strategies for Legal Employers, by Anne Brafford (pg. 26)

Journal of the Missouri Bar (January/February 2018): Shades of Gray: The Opportunities and Challenges of an Aging Bar, by Gary Toohey

Rhode Island Bar Journal (January/February 2018): Secure Your Own Mask First, by Linda Rekas Sloan

Arizona Attorney (February 2018)

  • A Profession Under Stress (pg. 20)
  • Stress Related to Firm Culture, Lawyer Choices, by Tim Eigo (pg. 22)
  • The Law: A Profession in Trouble? By Mark W. Gifford (pg. 24)

Wisconsin Lawyer (February 2018): 5 Things Resilient Lawyers Do Differently, by Paula M. Davis-Laack

Illinois Bar Journal (March 2018): Lawyer Well-Being: The Mindful Lawyer, by Ed Finkel

Hispanic National Bar Association Noticias (Spring 2018): Attorney Well-Being: HNBA as a Catalyst for Change, by Raul Ayala

The Vermont Bar Journal (Spring 2018)

  • President’s Column – The Good Life, by Daniel H. Maguire (pg. 5)
  • The Vermont Commission on the Well-Being of the Legal Profession, by Teri Corsones (pg. 23)

Rhode Island Bar Journal (May/June 2018)

  • Book Reviews: The Faces of Addiction, by Genevieve M. Martin (pg. 23)
    • Never Enough, by Michael J. Burke
    • The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption, by Brian Cuban

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