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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After Party Tuesday: Focusing on Balance

May 18, 2021
After Party Tuesday: Focusing on Balance

Well-Being Week After Party (May 17-21).

Tuesday’s Focus: Balance (Our culture supports members’ ability to maintain good health and functioning while feeling fully engaged in and satisfied with their contributions to their work and families and themselves without perceiving too much conflict among those roles.)

Achieving work-life balance is key to healthy law firms and legal professionals. Without it, you risk your mental health and general well-being. Without balance, you are likely to experience fatigue, lost time, and loss of boundaries – all of which impact personal and professional performance. Obtaining and maintaining balance is an on-going process and looks different for every individual. Read more.

Below are suggested activities for Balance Tuesday:

What Leaders Can Do

What can the leadership of a law firm do to help lawyers preserve their mental health and enjoy some work-life balance? The available solutions may depend on the size and resources of the firm. Here are some options that have been implemented.

  1. Examine your beliefs and firm culture.
  2. Implement legal project management principles.
  3. Examine the firm’s billing and compensation system.
  4. Make sure lawyers have the tools and resources to do their work effectively and efficiently.
  5. Permit remote working at least part of the time.
  6. Offer flex time options..
  7. Provide convenience services.
  8. Model and mentor a balanced life.
  9. Incorporate wellness programs.

Read more: “Leadership Impact on Work-Life Balance.” ABA (2018). Article.

Visit the Well-Being Week After Party website: Here.

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