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BONUS EPISODE:
IS WELLBEING PART OF A LAWYER’S PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY?

In this bonus episode, I had the privilege of speaking with David Jaffe, a thought leader at the forefront of the Lawyer Wellbeing movement, who advocates that wellbeing is a critical part of a lawyer’s ethical duties to clients. 

We discuss how the Lawyer Wellbeing movement is changing the way lawyers work and what the future holds with regard to wellbeing in the legal profession.

Whether you’re a practicing lawyer trying to manage your own wellbeing or you manage or employ other lawyers, or both, you’ll find this episode relevant and useful to the continued health of your legal practice and the people in that practice. 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE

  • What the Lawyer Wellbeing Movement is about and how it began. 
  • What the response has been to the Movement in the Legal Community. 
  • The National Taskforce on Lawyer Wellbeing’s Definition of Wellbeing for Lawyers. 
  • The ethical implications of wellbeing for practicing lawyers.
  • The future of wellbeing in the legal profession. 

RESOURCES

The Path to Lawyer Wellbeing: Positive Recommendations for Practical Change by the National Taskforce on Lawyer Wellbeing

Conduct Yourselves Accordingly: Amending Bar Character and Fitness Questions to Promote Lawyer Wellbeing, 26 Professional Lawyer, Jan. 2020, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2020-03. 

 

Other research by David Jaffe. 

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