You have heard that prevention is the best medicine. So how do you prevent stress when our jobs are, by design, stressful?
There is no one method or answer for everyone. But we do not have to guess! There are a number of ways that you can improve how you react to stressful situations and how your body handles stress.
Mindfulness is a practice of training your mind and body to slow down and act with intention in everything you do. This is a simple as taking a deep breath before you respond to a question but also engaging in regular meditation to relax and focus your brain.
Are you interested in learning more about Mindfulness and Meditation? Please let the LAC know you are interest so we can look into educational options for our members.
LAC can help an attorney get assistance for issues including depression, alcohol and drug abuse, stress and burnout, practice closure, and other types of counseling. Please contact the LAC chairs or any member with concerns.
LAC Accepting Applications for New Members
We are always looking to develop the diversity of the LAC and encourage new members to apply.
If you are interested in the LAC, please email Karen or Bill for more information.
Thank you for reading!
If you often find yourself feeling angry and upset for long periods of time, please look into these and other resources. The LAC is a resource for you so please let us know if you need help with this, or any other issue affecting your wellbeing or your practice.
American Psychological Association, http://www.apa.org/topics/anger/control.aspx
Mind Tools https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTCS_97.htm.
Our Mission Statement is as follows:
The BAMC Lawyer Assistance Committee is comprised of members of our association whose sole purpose is to help our colleagues. We are a resource put in place to help lawyers, including those whose practices may be adversely affected, to better cope with such problems as depression, substance abuse, personal problems, stress, burnout, etc.
All referrals to the Committee are strictly confidential and may be anonymous. This confidentiality is statutory. (See, Bus. & Occup. Art. § 10-502). The Maryland Lawyers Rules of Professional Conduct exempt from reporting requirements information received in the course of participation in our assistance program. (See, Rule 8.3 (c) ). Referrals to our committee come from Judges, members of the Bar, family and friends. We respond whenever the need for assistance presents itself.
Our committee has resources, professional and otherwise, that can help colleagues who find themselves in crisis. We strive to assist so as to minimize any negative effect on lawyers and their practices.
Karen H. Alegi
William E. Hewitt, Jr.
October 19, 2016
November 9, 2016
January 11, 2017
February 8, 2017
March 8, 2017
April 12, 2017
May 10, 2017
June 14, 2017
Meetings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the upstairs conference room of the
Bar Association building, located at 27 West Jefferson St., Rockville,
MD, unless otherwise noted.