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The March 15 Bar News: Top stories include the health and wellness Town Hall in TLH, Fla. Lawyers Assistance looking to the future, the Citizens Advisory Comm. providing the public’s perspective.

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Town Hall sparks conversation on personal satisfaction
Florida State University Law Prof. Larry Krieger, who has spent a generation teaching and researching lawyer satisfaction, was the speaker February 20 at the first of The Florida Bar’s Town Hall meetings addressing the health and wellness of lawyers and getting feedback on what the Bar can do to help its members achieve more personal satisfaction.

Florida Lawyers Assistance positioning for the future
Under new management and infused with fresh blood, Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., is joining the “health and wellness” wave that legal advocates hope will reshape an entire profession.
The Pompano Beach-based nonprofit has been helping the legal community recover from alcoholism, substance abuse, mental health, and emotional problems since the 1980s.

Citizens Advisory Committee provides Bar leadership the public’s perspective
As a clinical social worker, Maggie McGowan Davis was excited to learn about the Bar’s mental health and wellness efforts when she became part of the Bar’s Citizens Advisory Committee last year. Davis is one of 12 non-lawyer members on the committee — formerly known as the Citizens Forum — charged with being a sounding board for the Bar Board of Governors and evaluating content disseminated to the public by the Communications Committee.

Read these and other stories featured in The Florida Bar News.