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Path To Well-Being In Law Podcast: Episode 4 – David Jaffe

 In this episode of the new podcast, Path to Well-Being in Law, co-hosts Chris Newbold and Bree Buchanan enjoy a lively conversation with lawyer well-being pioneer David Jaffe.  David gives essential insight into how the well-being movement took hold in the legal profession and discusses ways in which the culture of law may finally [...]

Path To Well-Being In Law: Episode 3 – Patrick Krill

 In episode three of the new podcast, Path to Well-Being in Law, co-hosts Chris Newbold and Bree Buchanan check in with lawyer well-being pioneer Patrick Krill. Recognized globally as a leading authority on addiction, mental health, and well-being in the legal profession, Patrick is an attorney and a licensed, board-certified alcohol and drug counselor. [...]

Path to Well-Being in Law — Episode 2: Anne Brafford

Bree and Chris welcome lawyer well-being pioneer Anne Brafford to the podcast, best known for her roles as author of Positive Professionals, co-chair of the ABA Law Practice Division’s Attorney Well-Being Committee, editor-in-chief and co-author of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being’s report The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change, author [...]

ALPS In Brief — Episode 50: Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

Over the 3 years following this global recession spurred by COVID-19, we’ll see a spike in bankruptcies, business dealings gone south, divorces, and all kinds of other unfortunate situations that may result in lawsuits. Those parties may turn around to blame their lawyers. Plus, lawyers and their staff are more likely to make mistakes right [...]

Path to Well-Being in Law — Episode 1: Beginnings

Podcast co-hosts Bree Buchanan and Chris Newbold, who also serve as co-chairs of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, introduce themselves, provide perspective on how the lawyer well-being movement began, how and why the issue has sparked a national conversation, why a culture shift in the profession is needed and share their individual stories [...]

ALPS In Brief — Episode 48: Is This My Life Now?

Lawyers become lawyers to help people. To right wrongs, to champion for justice. While law school prepares you substantively for the legal issues you’ll face in private practice, it doesn’t address the systemically unhealthy cultural expectations of the profession.  Five years in, one new lawyer found that the tremendous workload, low associate’s salary in the [...]

Proactive Estate Planning

Janel Chin, owner of Peaks and Valleys Legal Services, reflects on the undue pressures placed on her clients, particularly women, who end up with the brunt of stressors related to inadequate or no estate planning on the part of their family members. She offers some good advice for what other estate planning attorneys can do [...]

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Why You Should Prioritize Taking Care of Yourself

The best risk management advice I will ever have to offer is simply this: Never minimize the importance taking care of yourself.  I know it sounds simple, yet so many seem to struggle with it over the long-term.  I really do believe that taking this advice to heart can not only make a world of [...]

ALPS In Brief — Episode 46: What if Goat Yoga Isn’t Your Thing?

On this episode of ALPS In Brief, at the beginning of Lawyer Wellbeing Week and Mental Health Awareness month, Mark sits down with Liesel Brink, head of HR at ALPS to ask her a loaded question: Why would an employer want to invest time or money in prioritizing employee wellness? Transcript: MARK BASSINGTHWAIGHTE: Hello. Welcome to ALPS In Brief, the [...]

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