The health and vitality of lawyers and judges in the NCBA community depend on skills that help deal with the varying stress levels inherent in an adversarial profession. The Professional Vitality Committee (PVC) focuses on the well-being of legal professionals from the beginning of career to winding down, to retired; not only on the stresses of the profession but on the joys of our life experiences – on living while lawyering. The PVC seeks to draw on our diverse collective experiences as legal professionals, in a variety of workplaces at varying stages of life and careers, to craft and curate resources which educate and raise awareness about skills that positively affect human behavior and enhance enjoyment in being a legal professional. (Chair: Erna Womble; Communities Manager: Holly Morris)
Written for you with Vitality of the Legal Profession in Mind:
Introductory Article: A New NCBA Resource for Legal Professionals
One Size Does Not Fit All: Contemplating and Evaluating Flexible Work Arrangements
This article explores many important factors for consideration by employers and employees alike who may now or in the future be examining long-term flexible work arrangements.
Vocational Distancing: The Necessity of Disconnecting to Survive and Thrive
With the onset of COVID-19, “social distancing” has become part of the global lexicon. But the move to virtual workspaces and corresponding blurring of boundaries between home and office make the notion of “vocational distancing,” i.e. disconnecting from work to promote physical and mental health and professional flourishing, all the more important.
“My Lawyer Is Always Available.” Managing Client Time Expectations
This article discusses ways to deal with unrealistic client expectations about lawyer availability.
A Lawyer’s Stress-Relief Smorgasbord – From Mainstream to Metaphysical
A veritable stress-relief smorgasbord for conscientious lawyers.
Carol S. Dweck’s Mindset Offers Insights for Legal Professionals
In her book Mindset, psychologist Carol Dweck describes a new way to view human potential and offers us a “reset button” for our lives.
Experiencing COVID-19 as Both a Mother and Domestic Violence Attorney
Techniques that helped the author balance her personal life and practice of law during a crisis can be adapted for future use by many other legal professionals.
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