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Firms Sign 'Well-Being Pledge' To Address Atty Mental Health

Law360 (September 10, 2018, 5:30 PM EDT) -- More than a dozen of the country’s largest law firms have pledged to enact a set of new policies designed to address substance abuse and mental health issues within their ranks, the American Bar Association announced on Monday.

The pledge calls upon law firms to adopt a seven-point plan, which includes educating lawyers about wellness and substance abuse; changing the culture of alcohol at workplace events; partnering with resources outside the firm to provide help for attorneys; creating internal resources for confidential self-assessment; implementing new protocols...
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