It’s Well-Being Week in Law (WWIL), May 3-7, and the Massachusetts Bar Association and its Lawyer Well-Being Committee encourage members to take part in daily activities that prioritize their health and wellness. Held annually during the first week in May to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month, WWIL was developed by the Institute for Well-Being in Law (IWIL) and sponsored by the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Program’s Well-Being Committee.
Throughout the week, the MBA has been sending daily emails with suggested well-being activities to help members focus on their physical, spiritual, career, social and emotional well-being.
The MBA also partnered with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being to present daily virtual Community Well-Being Coffee Breaks. During the coffee breaks, participants connected with fellow lawyers, shared ideas and tools, and learned from well-being experts.
In addition, the MBA's Lawyer Well-Being Committee sponsored a program on Addressing Addiction, Stigma and Recovery in the Legal Community on May 4.
If you missed one of the suggested WWIL activities, you can find them on the MBA’s Well-being Week in Law page at www.massbar.org/wbw. You can also find additional wellness resources on the MBA’s Health & Well-Being page at www.massbar.org/wellbeing.