📌If you need GA CLE credits (including ethics and professionalism!), check out this link Wellness is the New Normal (gabar.org) https://icle.gabar.org/item/wellness-normal-488521. It is now free and you can earn 6 Georgia CLE hours including 1 Ethics, 1 Professionalism, and 1 Trial Practice credit.
✨Wellness is important!
Did you know that in survey of over 12,800 attorneys that:
▪️28% of the participating lawyers had experienced depression;
▪️11.5% of the participating lawyers reported having suicidal thoughts during their career; and
▪️23% of the participating lawyers believed that their alcohol use was a problem.
*Results from a 2015 study conducted by the ABA and published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine in January/February 2016
That’s why I am committed to trying to improve attorney mental health by providing work/life balance at my law firm and speaking at events at the State Bar of Georgia and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Conference. I recently shared my experiences with battling mental health issues at the State Bar of Georgia’s “Wellness is the New Normal” CLE program (linked above) and Transition Into Law Program. More than 1,600 virtual and physical lawyers registered for the programs combined.
💡Did you know that the State Bar of Georgia provides free mental health resources for lawyers liecnsed in the state, including:
🔸six pre-paid clinic counseling sessions per calendar year
🔸peer support and
🔸a 24/7 confidential telephone hotline staffed by trained counselors to help with depression, stress, alcohol/drug abuse, family problems, workplace conflicts, psychological issues, and other issues.
☎️ Call 800-327-9631 to get free help that’s included in your GA Bar annual dues and check out the Lawyers Living Well webpage of the State Bar of Georgia for more information (https://lnkd.in/eZDr3UnT