Published on May 2, 2022  
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In 2017, the Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, conceptualized and initiated by the American Bar Association's (ABA) Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs, the National Organization of Bar Counsel, and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, gave its report to promote practical recommendations for change.  Since the report was released, Well-Being Week in Law came into being.

Coinciding with the ABA's Law Day, the 2022 Well-Being Week in Law will be recognized May 2-6. The week highlights activities for all prongs of well-being addressed by the task force: physical, spiritual, occupational, intellectual, social and emotional. The Institute for Well-Being in Law (IWIL) was born from some of the task force members; this organization conducts further research and provides events and resources with attention to well-being for the legal community.   

Here are a few resources to support you during your recognition of Well-Being in Law Week 2022:

In the fall, the ABA's Law Student Mental Health Day will be recognized on October 10. In conjunction with Cumberland School of Law student organizations, Student Services, and the Associate Dean’s office, the Academic Support Program will hold programming on Thursday, October 13, to highlight healthy conversation and strategies surrounding law student mental health.  

 
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