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ABA Journal: 40 Wellness Tips to Help Lawyers Cope with Job PressureMarch 30, 2022
A range of attorneys, wellness experts, and other legal industry professionals shared their thoughts with ABA Journal about ways lawyers can take care of themselves in high-pressure jobs. “Listening is key. So is understanding that we may not have all the answers and that well-being means different things to different people—there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. It goes back to being aware and being intentional about acknowledging the challenges and working together to do what we can to meet them,” said George Demos, chief operating officer and partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP. “O’Melveny has been a member of the ABA’s campaign to improve the landscape surrounding mental health in the legal profession, also known as the Well-Being Pledge, since its inception. We also work with a market-leading Employee Assistance Plan called CCA to offer confidential professional counseling as well as seminars with experts on a range of life moments and experiences. And very importantly, we socialize and normalize conversations on mental health at all levels of the firm, including with our leadership and our partnership.”
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