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Mental Health & Wellness of Florida Lawyers Committee

Mission

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The Mental Health & Wellness of Florida Lawyers Committee works to:

  • destigmatize mental illness in the legal profession;
  • educate employers, judges and lawyers how to identify and address mental health illness of Florida lawyers;
  • create best practices on how to address mental health issues that impact the legal profession;
  • educate lawyers about the benefits of balancing personal life and career obligations and how those benefits impact the practice of law;
  • provide health and wellness programs that help Florida lawyers deal with the pressures of their practices;
  • educate voluntary bar associations on mental health and wellness programs so they may better assist lawyers at a local level;
  • develop new and innovative CLE on mental health and wellness issues pertaining to the practice of law;
  • interface with Florida Lawyer’s Assistance, Inc. to broaden their reach to all members, not just those members facing bar grievance issues; and
  • create a special, interdisciplinary committee to study and improve The Florida Bar’s rules and programming related to mental health and wellness of Florida lawyers and to ensure that members can access needed services.

Visit the Mental Health and Wellness Center for activities and resources.

Staff contact: Jamie Moore, 850-561-5675

Committee Members