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Survey on burnout in the legal field underway

A 2016 study supported by the American Bar Association confirmed elevated rates of “problematic alcohol use and symptoms of depression” among 13,000 participating practicing lawyers. Five years later, the non-medical condition of “burnout” is getting a similar look. The Institute ...

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Virginia group gears up for wellness in law week

A pair of national studies in 2016 put a light on an unsettling trend: Attorneys and law students faced higher-than-average rates of problem drinking, depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Born out of that finding was a 17-member task force that ...

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Virginia Lawyers Wellness — How to have healthy conversations about politics

Though the pandemic may limit the amount of political conversations you have with family members this holiday season, it’s likely you’ll still run into quite a few in the upcoming months. And in a deeply divided political climate, it’s difficult ...

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Getting the flu shot: 10 things to know

We’ve all heard talks of the “second wave” and how we need to prepare for an uptick of COVID-19 cases this winter. A rise in coronavirus cases means more people in the hospital and more COVID-19 patients for doctors and ...

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Staying active this fall

It seems as though staying active is just a bit easier during the summer. Even chores such as mowing the lawn and washing the car can be enjoyable when the weather is warm. But physical tasks can become significantly more ...

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The power of taking a deep breath

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Lawyer wellness has been a hot topic over the past few years. In May, the American Bar Association launched its first “Lawyer Well-Being Week.” The goal of the online, week-long event was to raise awareness and encourage the legal profession ...

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