Stress affects your thinking, performance, and mental and physical well-being. Ignoring it is not only detrimental to your personal well-being, it can also lead to adverse professional ramifications and potential ethical violations.
Plan, prepare, and respond
Due to abrupt social distancing, quarantine, or “shelter-in-place” measures adopted to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, many employees have had to quickly transition to working remotely. For lawyers, however, working offsite can create unique challenges. Under the Rules of Professional Conduct, attorneys have special duties related to maintaining a confidential work environment.
Ethics & Logistical Considerations During COVID-19 Response will help attorneys and law office administrators understand what they should be aware of as law firm employees work remotely for the unforeseeable future. State Bar of Wisconsin Ethics Counsel Aviva Meridian Kaiser and Law Practice Assistance Manager Christopher C. Shattuck will help you brush up on your ethical duties and offer practical guidance for effectively managing your firm from afar.
Mental health professionals, trainers and coaches who focus their efforts on aiding attorneys will help you identify the signs and symptoms of significant stress, then give you constructive ways to stay emotionally and mentally healthy when external circumstances are tumultuous.
- Discuss the scientifically-recognized benefits of gratitude
- Explore mindfulness meditation
- Learn about free, confidential resources available to legal professionals
- Get tips for working remotely while dealing with distractions