Today, there are substantial risks involved when practicing law. Lawyers, judges and law students face higher odds of having mental health and addiction issues.
Judges and Lawyers Assistance Programs have been created to help these individuals gain control over their lives again. These programs give hope to those who have lost it.
Explore the impact of these issues on our profession below in recent reports and studies conducted over the past few years.
Supreme Court of Virginia Committee on Lawyer Well-Being Report
September 12, 2019The Supreme Court of Virginia has published the final report of the Committee on Lawyer Well Being. Read More
VSB President’s Wellness Committee Report
May 23, 2019On August 14, 2017, a landmark report on attorney well-being was published by the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being (National Task Force). The ... Read More
American Bar Association Publishes Well-Being Toolkit
August 1, 2018The ABA has published a great resource, created by Dr. Anne M. Bradford, to assist lawyers and legal employers on their Well-Being journey. Read More
Report from the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being
August 14, 2017The Task Force was conceptualized and initiated by the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP), the National Organization of Bar Counsel ... Read More
Study Shows Attorneys Have Substantial Drinking Problems
February 3, 2016A new, comprehensive 2016 study by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs shows ... Read More