Important changes to VJLAP’s 12-Step and Wellness Support Meetings:

1. Effective immediately, the Monday 12-Step Support Meetings will commence at 6:30 PM instead of 8:00 PM. VJLAP will no longer host a Monday 12-Step Support Meeting at 8:00 PM. Changes will be made to the event calendar.
2. After 04/08/24, there will no longer be Monday Wellness Support Meetings at 6:30 PM. If you are interested in such a meeting, there is a Thursday Wellness Support Meeting (1, 3 and 5th Thursday of the month). Changes will be made to the event calendar.
3. Effective immediately, there will no longer be a Wednesday 12-Step Meeting at 6:00 PM. There is a Wednesday 12-Step Meeting at 5:30PM and a meeting on the 1, 3 & 5th Monday of the month at 6:30PM. Changes will be made to the event calendar.
4. Please also note the Thursday Wellness Support Meetings that had been every Thursday will only be the 1, 3 & 5 Thursday of the month. Changes will be made to the event calendar.

Thank you for your attention to these updates. If there are questions, please reach out to Barbara Mardigian at bmardigian@vjlap.org.

The Beacon

The ‘slow burn’ of social distancing – it may be affecting young lawyer disproportionately.

April 30, 2020
The ‘slow burn’ of social distancing – it may be affecting young lawyer disproportionately.

Whether it is being required to work from home or go into the office, the pressure to perform remains and is compounded by anxiety about physical well-being, economic hardship, and job security.

Regardless of work space, or lack thereof, maintaining physical distance is still required. The lack of collegial interactions and team-building may be disproportionally affecting women and younger attorneys.

Suggestions for minimizing this effect:

  • Regular scheduled calls and team meetings
  • Formal and informal “hang outs” and chat rooms
  • Bolstered internal communications and messaging
  • Internal response teams to coordinate client communications

At VJLAP, we too have increase our team meetings and informal communications. Feel free to contact us to connect.

Read more:

  • Financial Times: Lockdown life puts a strain on lawyers’ mental health
  • Consumer Affairs: Consumers turn to alcohol to relieve stress caused by COVID-19
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