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

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Well-Being Week in Law: May 3-7, 2021

April 26, 2021
Well-Being Week in Law: May 3-7, 2021

Next Week, May 3rd – 7th, is Well-Being Week in Law (WWIL).

The aim of WWIL is to raise awareness about mental health and encourage action and innovation across the profession to improve well-being. In 2021, the event’s name was changed from “Lawyer Well-Being Week” to WWIL to be more explicitly inclusive of all of the important contributors to the legal profession who are not lawyers. WWIL is an event of the Institute for Well-Being in Law. Suggested activities, free resources, and more information are available here. Plan now!

Each of the five days in WWIL is focused on one dimension of overall well-being.

  • MONDAY: Stay Strong (Physical Well-Being): Striving for regular activity, good diet and nutrition, enough sleep and recovery. Limit addictive substances and seek help for physical health when needed.
  • TUESDAYAlign (Spiritual Well-Being): Cultivating a sense of meaning and purpose in work and life. Aligning our work and lives with our values, goals, and interests.
  • WEDNESDAYEngage & Grow (Occupational & Intellectual Well-Being):Seeking personal satisfaction, growth, enrichment in work, and financial stability.  Engaging in continuous learning and creative or intellectually challenging activities that foster ongoing development. Monitoring cognitive wellness.
  • THURSDAYConnect (Social Well-Being): Building connection, belonging, and a reliable support network. Contributing to our groups and communities.
  • FRIDAYFeel Well (Emotional Well-Being): Valuing emotions. Developing an ability to identify and manage emotions for health, to achieve goals, and to inform decisions. Seeking help for mental health when needed.

During WWIL, VJLAP will be providing three CLEs (no cost) on various wellness topics.

  • MONDAY, May 3 @ 12:00 pm: Managing Attorney Stress (1 hour CLE; no cost). Registration and  more information.
  • WEDNESDAY, May 5 @ 4:00 pm: VSB Presidents Address Occupational Risks in Their Practices (1 hour CLE; no cost). Registration and more information.
  • FRIDAY, May 7 @ 12:00 pm: Addiction is a Disease, Not a Moral Failing (1 hour CLE; no cost). Registration and more information.



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