The Lawyers Assistance Program is a resource for members seeking to enhance their self care and overall life satisfaction in a variety of ways. The Lawyers Assistance Program considers self care an essential element of a successful legal career. Explore our resources for both helping you focus on your job and for helping you to take a break from it.

Information on Self Care Topics

Compassion Fatigue

Compassion Fatigue can cause a psychologically harmful effect of an attorney’s work.
Learn more about the signs, symptoms and effects of compassion fatigue.

Work-Life Integration

Maintaining healthy work-life integration is a crucial part of being an effective attorney.
Learn more about the challenges and strategies to achieving work-life balance.

Procrastination

Procrastination can be a serious issue for lawyers and have a significant impact on their productivity and competency. 
Learn more about the causes and strategies for mitigating procrastination.

Healthy Boundaries

Developing healthy boundaries with clients can be one of the more effective ways lawyers can take care of themselves.
Learn more about the signs and strategies for setting healthy boundaries.

Wellness

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help ensure all areas of your life are thriving.

Article: Staying Healthy on the Road

Attention Deficit Disorder

Organization, planning, and time management can be extremely challenging for lawyers with ADD.

Article (Courtesy of the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program): Getting a Handle on ADD [PDF]