Board of Commissioners Adopts Well-Being Pledge

As recommended by the Professionalism Committee chaired by Parker Kline and in accordance with Goal 2 of the Strategic Plan, the Board of Commissioners voted at its February meeting to support and promote the national “Well-Being Pledge for Legal Employers” and also to sign the pledge as a legal employer. The pledge is a recommendation from the National Taskforce on Lawyer Well-Being based upon a study finding that between 21% and 36% of lawyers qualified as problem drinkers, and that approximately 28%, 19%, and 23% were struggling with some level of depression, anxiety, and stress, respectively.  The Bar will now join 175 other legal employers from around the country in pledging its commitment to the well-being of its members and employees. The pledge can be found here.