First Wellness Town Hall in Tallahassee
The Florida State University College of Law, welcomed The Florida Bar and Florida Bar President Michael Higer for a town hall on lawyer mental health and wellness. FSU Law Professor Larry Krieger, who is internationally recognized as an expert on the well-being of law students and lawyers, was guest speaker. The event was also supported by the Tallahassee Bar Association
Also speaking was Dori Foster-Morales, chair of the Special Committee on Mental Health & Wellness of Florida Lawyers Chair and Florida Bar YLD board member Ben Gibson. Foster-Morales said the Bar is considering a variety of approaches, including a 24/7 hotline, virtual health and wellness groups that might focus on specific issues like lawyers who are parents of children with special needs or who are taking care of elderly parents, and perhaps small, in-person wellness groups. Attorneys and students shared their ideas on work/life/school balance issues.