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Mental Health and Wellness: Destigmatizing the Discussion and Promoting Solutions

Featured Article
As chair of The Florida Bar’s Special Committee on Mental Health and Wellness of Florida Lawyers, I am grateful to...

The Surprising Master Key to Happiness and Satisfaction According to the Lawyer Research

Featured Article
As humans, we all seek happiness every day, and considering the level of intelligence, power, and affluence of lawyers, generally,...

Mindfulness, Mental Health, and the Life of the Lawyer

Featured Article
Lawyers, like many other professionals who serve the public good, can be subjected to hazards that take a toll on...

What Do the Statistics About Lawyer Alcohol Use and Mental Health Problems Really Mean?

Featured Article
How is it possible that so many lawyers are alcoholics? If 30 percent of the lawyers in my firm were...

The Lawyer Well-Being Starter Kit:10 Tools and Strategies for Legal Employers

Featured Article
The recent report from the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being1 finds that too many lawyers struggle with mental-health conditions...

Vulnerability Is a Good Thing

Featured Article
April 7, 2007 — My life was in tatters. Two decades after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of...

The Reality of High-Functioning Substance Abuse Among Lawyers

Featured Article
The morning before I got sober, I downed nearly a bottle of red wine and snorted a few lines of...

Florida Lawyers Assistance: Saving Lives and Legal Careers

Featured Article
Created in 1986 at the urging of prominent members of the Florida legal community, Florida Lawyers Assistance’s (FLA) initial focus...

Recognizing We Have a Problem: The Mental Health and Wellness of Lawyers

President's Page
In my last column, I talked about “having a heart” — meaning practicing with passion, purpose, and meaning. For some...

Using Income Tax Treaties to Convert Taxable Income Into Nontaxable Distributions

Tax
The United States imposes federal income tax on its top-earning taxpayers at a rate of 39.6 percent. In addition, unlike...

Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken: An Update on Grandparent Visitation

Family Law
The struggle for grandparent visitation rights in Florida is a game of thrones between the three branches of government.1 The...

Fiduciary Duty: A Foundational Tenet Trending Back Into the Forefront

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, in the next 15 years, nearly one in every five U.S. residents will...

Lesser Known Aspects of the APA

Administrative Law
If you asked an attorney who the major actor is within Florida’s administrative procedure process, the response would likely be...

Can It Be Done? Evaluating Judicial Authority to Expand the PFS Acceptance Period

Appellate Practice
When it comes to negotiating the resolution of a case, timing is important. But the moment a valid proposal for...

LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace: What Will the Future Hold?

Labor and Employment Law
In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Obergfell v. Hodges, 135 S. Ct. 2584 (2015), focused the national...