Health & Wellness

Making Health & Fitness a Priority

The practice of law is a wonderfully rewarding profession because we, as lawyers, have the power to change our clients’ lives.  Shouldering that responsibility can take a toll on us physically and mentally.   For that reason, it is incredibly important for lawyers to obtain a sense of balance in their lives and achieve wellness.  And if we encounter struggles along the way, it is important we know where to find help.

This May marks the YLD’s fourth annual “Health & Wellness Month.”  This initiative is designed to bring awareness to mental and physical issues that affect the quality of life of lawyers in Florida.  Previously, we started a conversation about the importance of mental and physical health as a critical part of a young lawyer’s practice.  This year, we need you to join us in expanding that dialogue.

We encourage you to participate in our daily challenges, and ask that you use the hashtags #WellLawyer and #flayld when you share your stories and your Affiliate’s events on social media.  We want this conversation to trend online so that we can shed light on this important issue, and improve the lives of young lawyers throughout our state.

Most importantly, this conversation must endure beyond the month of May.   We, as a profession, must continue to pursue wellness for ourselves so that we can be strong advocates for our clients, and work to support our colleagues who may be struggling.  Our clients are depending on it.  

Things You Can Do

You don’t have to do these 100% of the time, but can you do them some of the time? Every little bit helps.

Eat Healthier


Move Your Body:


Mindfulness & Meditation:


Get Better Sleep:


2018 Health & Wellness Schedule

May1-31, 2018
The YLD is partnering with The Florida Bar to present our fourth annual Health & Wellness Month! 

May 2, 2018 @ 12pm
Free Webinar
Personal Energy Management
by Samir Ghia

May 9, 2018 @ 12pm
Free Webinar
Mindfulness and Lawyer Well-Being: Insights & Tips for Practice
by Scott Rogers

May 16, 2018 @ 12pm
Free Webinar
Stress, Mental Health & Chemical Dependency in the Legal Profession
by Molly Paris of Florida Lawyers Assistance

May 23, 2018 @ 12pm
Free Webinar
10 Common “Thinking Errors”: Get Out of your Head and on With Your Day
by Jonathan A. Beitner, Senior Litigation Associate at Jenner & Block LLP

May 30, 2018 @ 12pm
Free Webinar
Why Emotional Intelligence is Key to Success in Business and in Life
by Nora Riva Bergman, J.D.