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Well-being Week in Law encourages awareness and action

No-cost CLE, trainings, and more activities during the first week of May

As the importance of wellness and mental health continues to be normalized in the legal profession, Missouri lawyers might consider evaluating their own well-being. May 1-5 offers a chance to do just that by participating in Well-being Week in Law. 

Over the course of five days, The Missouri Bar will be sharing resources and learning opportunities for lawyers, judges, and others in the legal profession focused on physical, spiritual, occupational/intellectual, social, and emotional well-being.  

“The legal profession in large part includes helping our clients and communities, but in order to take care of others, we must first take care of ourselves,” said Lauren Tucker McCubbin, 2022-23 president of The Missouri Bar.  

As part of the event, lawyers can attend a no-cost, virtual CLE centered on approaching well-being from a holistic standpoint, including strategies to cope with stress and establish healthy personal and professional boundaries. The learning session qualifies for ethics credit. In addition, members are encouraged to take advantage of several opportunities from The Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program, including substance use and mental health screenings and QPR trainings that teach suicide prevention techniques. The week is also an opportunity for firms to consider adopting a model policy which can be a valuable tool for law firms when it comes to addressing a lawyer’s substance use and mental health. 

Well-being Week in the Law is a national movement spearheaded by the Institute for Well-Being in Law. Learn more about its history, as well as how you can get involved here. Join the conversation and find the latest news on lawyer well-being using #MOLawyersLivingWell.