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ALPS In Brief — Episode 43: The Problem Lies with the Culture

ALPS Risk Manager Mark Bassingthwaighte shares two real-world stories of attorneys struggling with behaviors that often lead to malpractice claims. As a legal community, it is our duty to lift each other up and to provide hope and support to one another. It is time for us to concede that addiction, depression, and burnout are [...]

Law Firms And Data Storytelling, Part 3

This is the third in a series of three blog posts on Law Firms and Data Storytelling. Last time banging this particular drum. And, yes, I'll say it one more time: People look at statistics (data), but they feel, and respond to, stories — especially stories about people! Part three of this series expands upon the question asked in [...]

By |2020-01-02T13:45:55-07:00January 8th, 2020|Attorney Wellness|0 Comments

Law Firms And Data Storytelling, Part 2

This is the second in a series of three blog posts on Law Firms and Data Storytelling. Restating the central premise of this, the prior, and the next post: People look at statistics (data), but they feel, and respond to, stories. Put another way, people tend to make decisions based upon emotion, not logic. So, on to the question raised [...]

By |2020-01-02T13:22:30-07:00December 17th, 2019|Attorney Wellness, Managing Your Practice|0 Comments

Law Firms And Data Storytelling, Part 1

This is the first in a series of three blog posts on Law Firms and Data Storytelling. Data is king these days, and it's a huge part of the stories we tell ourselves, as well as the stories we tell others who are trying to learn more about us. What data do our law firms [...]

By |2019-12-10T16:14:22-07:00December 11th, 2019|Attorney Wellness|0 Comments

The Fallacy of Trying to Bring One’s Personal and Professional Lives into Balance

For years so many, myself included, have talked about the importance of trying to find a healthy balance between work life and personal life as a way to take care of one’s self. Those who tried and succeeded did so believing that, once there, all would be good with the world. I’m not buying it [...]

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice — Perspective

It is almost Thanksgiving and Christmas is right around the corner. All of the retailers panicked with 7 fewer days to shop between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The holiday season started off with a BOO!!! This was appreciated and celebrated by some and cursed by others for obvious reasons. No matter how the holiday season started [...]

Law Firms And ERGs

ERG is the business world acronym for an Employee Resource Group. Ever think about forming an ERG for women and men who strive to maximize their quality of mindfulness and seek to cultivate that state, through meditation? Maybe form an ERG to further the much written about, (but seemingly elusive) work/life balance? Maybe work with our [...]

By |2019-10-18T11:57:23-06:00October 23rd, 2019|Attorney Wellness|0 Comments

Why Prioritize Wellness?

It should come as no surprise that wellness has become a front and center topic in recent years, particularly in the legal profession; but I have a wellness confession to make. In spite of being a risk manager for over 20 years and knowing how devastating various attorney impairments can be, I have been slow [...]

ALPS In Brief – Episode 37: Don’t Mind Your Own Business

How can we make real changes within the practice of law to lessen the impact of stress on individuals in this profession? In this episode of the ALPS In Brief Podcast, Chris Newbold checks in with Dallas attorney and advocate for wellbeing, Brian Cuban, to discuss the state of lawyer wellbeing now, the lifesaving impact one lawyer [...]

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