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Help for lawyers on #BellLetsTalk Day

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Today is Bell’s Let’s Talk Day, which has brought publicity to the issue of mental health in Canada. Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives for every Tweet using #BellLetsTalk, as well as for certain texts and calls (full details at letstalk.bell.ca). LAWPRO understands the importance of mental health and wellness in the practice… Read More »

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Not feeling like yourself? Your Member Assistance Program can help

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We know that being involved in the legal profession can be intense, with high expectations and demands. Your Member Assistance Program (MAP) helps you take practical and effective steps to improve well-being. Confidential counselling Within a confidential environment, you can receive counselling for any challenge—whether it’s a first step in facing a possible addiction, or… Read More »

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Protecting the Team – A Firm’s Most Valuable Asset – by Nudging Your People to Health and Wellness

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While the primary responsibility for wellness rests with the individual, nothing is more important to a law practice than its lawyers and staff. The “firm” – Big Law or a solo practice – can do nothing without people; the better those people feel, the more productive they will be, and the more profitable the firm… Read More »

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Self-assessment for lawyers: do I need help?

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Lawyers are used to helping others with their problems. This can lead to viewing others – not ourselves – as the people with the problems. But lawyers are actually more likely than the population average to experience addiction or suffer from mental illness. Many worry that there is a potent stigma attached to being a… Read More »

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Your workplace: Being happier where you are, or getting to a better place.

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Lawyering is stressful. Lawyers expect to handle the pressures of solving individuals’ high-stakes, emotionally charged problems. What lawyers don’t necessarily anticipate is that they may suffer stress from being stuck in a work situation that is not their first choice. Competition for jobs may mean that a lawyer needs to accept work outside his or… Read More »

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