Finding Fulfillment Without Leaving the Office [LGE066]

We talk a lot about lawyer wellness, including getting out of the office and disconnecting from professional life, but we can address wellness issues from inside the office too.  In this episode, we explore ideas for nourishing your professional soul. – Mentor and be mentored (check out Megan’s article in Bar Association of San Francisco’s[…]

What Happens When the State Bar of California Places a Lawyer on Probation?

The State Bar of California has several options when administering discipline in ethics investigations where the lawyer is found to be running afoul of the ethics rules. Some of the disciplinary actions the State of Bar of California may take are private or public reprimand, sanctions, suspension, and disbarment. Additionally, the California Bar also has[…]

Lawyers and Wellness: Beyond the Usual Discussion with Jennifer Longtin [LGE053]

Do you take time to work on your own wellness? Wellness has gotten a lot more attention in recent years within our profession, which is good. Wellness activities can be group runs, yoga classes, and maybe even workshop sessions talking about wellness.  Jennifer Longtin is a criminal defense attorney in Denver, Colorado that specializes in[…]

California Moral Character Application & Law Student Mental Health

Past arrests aren’t the only concern for law students completing their California moral character application. Many law students delay or avoid necessary mental health treatment because they’re afraid what may happen if they disclose it. Yet, much like law students with a past who must determine the right amount of information to provide about previous[…]

Lawyers, Here’s How to Recover from Bar Discipline

Bar discipline is a serious matter. It’s a stressful time. If you don’t know how to recover from bar discipline, the likelihood that you’ll go through the process again in the future is higher. So, how can a lawyer recover from bar discipline and protect themselves from going through the process in the future? Address[…]

Beat Intimidation: Productivity Tips for Lawyers

Intimidation can happen any time. During the holiday season, intimidation and distraction often gallop hand-in-hand throughout law offices. Limited court hours, limited availability of witnesses and opposing counsel, and wondering how you’re going to stay on top of everything can make you feel like you’re fighting a losing battle. In this post, you’re going to[…]

Fitness to Practice: Law Students, Mental Health, and the Moral Character & Fitness Examination

According to a recent article published by Margaret Hannon, many law students delay or avoid getting mental health treatment out of fear that they’ll have to disclose their diagnosis, treatment, or counseling to the bar examiner; and that doing so could mean that that their fitness to practice will be denied. Recently, Megan sat down[…]

Avoiding Mental Illness Treatment Out of Fear of the Moral Character Application with Margaret Hannon and Katherine Silver Kelly [LGE 025]

Many law students fear seeking the necessary attention and help for their mental health issues because they know they’re likely to have to report it on their moral character application. Even though few applicants are denied admission based on mental health treatment or diagnoses, there is still a lot of stigma surrounding seeking help. So[…]