815 ABA Journal articles on Work/Life Balance.
The hard challenges always seem to throw me off balance and make the task of going to the office feel like an impossibility. In moments of calm, I can look ahead to challenges. The kindness of others makes difficult times bearable.
May 1, 2018 1:50 AM CDT
Creating a long-term mindfulness program that encourages participants to practice on a regular basis isn’t easy. It takes a good launch protocol, selecting the right technology and delivery mechanism, and curating the content to be highly relevant.
May 1, 2018 1:15 AM CDT
Three associates at Morrison & Foerster have filed a would-be $100 million class-action suit that claims the firm maintains a “family-friendly façade” even as it discriminates against lawyer moms.
Apr 30, 2018 12:59 PM CDT
Yale Law Women has expanded its take on the most family-friendly law firms.
This year, two lists are being produced: the top 10 family-friendly law firms, and the top 10…
Apr 23, 2018 10:29 AM CDT
Bret I. Parker, executive director of the New York City Bar Association, ran the World Marathon Challenge: seven marathons on seven continents in seven consecutive days.
Apr 1, 2018 2:45 AM CDT
Yvonne Brathwaite Burke in 1973 became the first African-American woman from California to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the first member of Congress to give birth while in office. She also was the first congresswoman to be granted maternity leave—a benefit that at the time had to be specifically authorized by the speaker of the House of Representatives.
Apr 1, 2018 2:40 AM CDT
What I have learned is that anxiety actually serves an important function. It’s the body’s way of letting me know there is a reason for concern. It’s like a smoke detector. The trouble is that my smoke detector was hyperactive.
Apr 1, 2018 2:00 AM CDT
Law Day is observed annually on May 1 and celebrates the role of law in our society. Events are held across the country on and around that date with the goal of cultivating a deeper understanding of the legal profession and its importance to our nation.
Apr 1, 2018 12:40 AM CDT
Ending the stigma against seeking help for substance-use problems and mental illnesses has long been a goal of the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs. This week, it has launched a fundraising effort that would allow it to build an anti-stigma video campaign.
Mar 30, 2018 7:00 AM CDT
Wellness is not just about eating health food and exercising, Jolene Park tells the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward in this episode of Asked and Answered. It’s also about getting enough time to relax, getting enough sleep and not being stressed out about your job or finances — and employers can play a big role in all of those things.
Mar 26, 2018 8:15 AM CDT
As the only child of immigrant parents from Guyana, Wanji Walcott knew from a young age that she wanted to be a lawyer. By following several principles she achieved her goals of serving as a general counsel and wife and a mother.
Mar 1, 2018 2:30 AM CST
Who do you think you are? Stop talking. You’re making a fool of yourself. You’re not really going to wear that to court, are you? You’re screwing this up! You’re not good enough. They should just take away your bar license.
Do these thoughts sound familiar?
Mar 1, 2018 2:00 AM CST
Law students have many things to be anxious about—getting called on in class can be terrifying, plus the process of applying for jobs and the rejection that frequently comes with it doesn’t help. Some law students worry that they may never find jobs as lawyers.
Feb 15, 2018 7:00 AM CST
When people ask me how I make it work, I point to my mother—who did so much with so little—as my role model. As lawyers, we have it so much easier than my mom or many other women in the workplace today.
As a child in a financially disadvantaged household, our mother encouraged us to succeed in school and modeled that for us by taking college courses at night and eventually obtaining a college degree herself.
Feb 1, 2018 2:40 AM CST
When my husband and I got married, the honeymoon was the only vacation we’d had in over three years. I recall sitting on the porch of a beautiful house in Kauai with nothing to do and full of anxiety. I had no idea how to rest.
Feb 1, 2018 1:40 AM CST
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