Lawyer Wellness

"According to the World Health Organization, well-being isn’t just the absence of illness. As detailed in the 2017 Lawyer Well-Being Report , lawyer well-being contributes to organizational success, ethical integrity, and it supports and recognizes our humanity. We must take a holistic approach to our well-being: intellectual, physical, emotional, social, occupational, and spiritual. Lawyers take on the problems of our clients, friends, and family members. We need opportunities to recover from our work. Recovery can involve physical activity, disengagement from work through hobbies, and sleep. It is not too late to take action now to improve lawyer well-being as an individual, law firm, or as a bar association. The Lafayette Bar Association is committed to advancing lawyer well-being and we are here for you." -LBA 2020-2021 President Karen King


Bar Association Resources

JLAP Louisiana (Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program)
Louisiana JLAP provides free, confidential assistance to lawyers, judges, law students, other legal professionals, and their families in addressing substance abuse, mental health issues, age, and other stressors which impair or may impair an attorney’s ability to effectively practice law.

Louisiana State Bar Association: Wellness & Quality of Life Resources

American Bar Association Lawyer Assistance Programs

Resources by Category

4 Metabolism Myths and Facts
Living the Total Body Diet Lifestyle
Power Up with Breakfast
Healthy Eating on the Run
Eating Right and Reduce Food Waste
USDA MyPlate U.S. Department of Agriculture Print Materials

Mental Health
PsychologyToday: Therapists in Lafayette
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Smart Ways to Make Physical Activity Part of Your Day
100 Activities to Lose Calories

General Health & Wellness
20 Health Tips

Phone Numbers
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 1-800-662-4357


"Studying Lawyer Suicide" presented by Buddy Stockwell and Dona Renegar