According to the Rules of Professional Conduct an attorney must be fit. The astute attorney, however, understands that fitness means more than just fitness of legal expertise; it means too those qualities of physical, mental, and psychological health that enables a lawyer to carry out the demands and the responsibilities to their clients and to their profession. More specifically, the fit attorney practices law while practicing personal wellness to be the best lawyer that he/she can be in the 21st century.
More Americans are experiencing stress and anxiety than ever before. Lawyers are not immune. We are all human beings. In 2020, a study found that: “Roughly half of practicing attorneys are experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety, with 30% falling into the mild range and nearly 20% falling in the moderate/severe range. Don’t let yourself, or someone you know, become statistic! GET ON BOARD WITH us and learn stress management/resilience tips to keep you motivated and to ward off “burnout”.
It is said that it is not stress that kills us; but our reaction to it. Would you like to drop your level of stress immediately? If so, attend and listen to our licensed professionals that will give tips on how you can better understand your resilience needs and help you to improve your work-life integration; your management of long-term stress by implementing a more optimistic mindset, habits of consisted self-care for sound Mental Health.
Once again, DE-LAP is proud to design and host Behind the Cool Image: Lawyering in the 21st Century. The series, the lunch, and the laughs are all free to Judges, lawyers, staff, and law students. On the other hand, and if you want ONE (1) ethic credit it is not free; but is available, through the DSBA, www.dsba.org for a charge of $50.00. Please RSVP: Carol Waldhauser at (302) 777-0124/email email@example.com and register for credits through the DSBA WEBSITE again www.dsba.org.