Students and New Lawyers: Remember to Take Care of Your Physical and Mental Wellbeing

Lawyers (both new and old) and law students are exposed to high levels of stress on a daily basis. The results can be use, misuse or even addiction to drugs or alcohol, and challenges to physical or mental wellness. Stress is also a contributing factor in many LAWPRO claims. The Wellness section of the practicePRO site provides tools and resources to help you manage stress, and achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle. There is also information on addictions, and if you or someone you know needs help, a list of programs that offer assistance to lawyers in crisis.

Also available to Ontario lawyers is the new Member Assistance Program offered by Homewood Human Solutions. If offers counselling, health & wellness resources, child and elder care assistance and other confidential services.

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