The State Bar of Nevada is committed to the health and wellness of its attorneys. Programs and services ranging from talking to a fellow lawyer experiencing the same issues as you – to seeking clinical assistance for issues related to addiction or mental health problems – are available statewide. Most services are provided confidentially and at no cost.
A brief overview of these programs are provided below. For more information, click on the individual title links below or call 1-866-828-0022.
Nevada Lawyer Assistance Program: Clinical services for attorneys suffering from abuse, addiction and/or mental health issues which may impair professional competence. Program is staffed by clinical professionals statewide and when sought voluntarily, the initial assessment is provided at no charge to the attorney.
Therapy Benefit: This member benefit offers therapist referrals. If an attorney wants assistance in dealing with a difficult life situation, such as divorce, depression, stress, the death of a loved one, a traumatic case or any other stressful incident/situation, he or she can request the name of a therapist by calling 1-866-828-0022. The first three sessions are provided at no charge. The inquiry and subsequent three sessions are completely confidential.
Peer Support for Stress: Looking to speak with another attorney going through the same issues as you? At this closed-door meeting attorneys discuss stressors in their practice, personal life, or whatever may be worth discussing with others for insights and/or suggestions on how to maneuver through difficult times. This meeting is not a 12-step meeting and not group therapy. It is intended to be a confidential forum to focus on wellness and attaining balance in both one’s personal and professional lives. The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. (State Bar of Nevada Las Vegas office). Call 1-866-828-0022 for more information.
- Free 20-minute mindfulness webinar, “Finding Ease During Uncertainty.”
- Free 20-minute mindfulness webinar, “Self-Care; The Key to Stress and Anxiety Management“
- Discounted Daily Mindfulness Session, Monday – Thursday at 9:30 a.m.: These 10-minute sessions help you relax your mind and help you rest and restore. Each of these sessions include guided meditation and a short Q&A period. Nevada lawyers receive a $10 discount off registration with the code: MINDFUL-NVBAR. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/dailypause
Presenter: Jeena Cho is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Anxious Lawyer, An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation (ABA). She is a partner at JC Law Group PC, a bankruptcy law firm in San Francisco, CA.
WEEKLY VIRTUAL MEETINGS FOR LAWYERS DEALING WITH STRESS AND ANXIETY
The COVID-19 pandemic has created upheaval in our personal and professional lives. For lawyers, quickly adapting to changed work environments and uncertainty in our practices can result in stress and anxiety. The State Bar of Nevada welcomes all attorneys and judges to join a weekly online discussion with NLAP Director Kristine Kuzemka and Dr. Johanna O’Flaherty to share stories and gain tips and techniques for managing stress and anxiety.
To join the meeting, Anxiety & Stress Reduction in COVID-19 Effects, held every Tuesday, from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., click here. Meetings will begin March 31 and continue through May 18. Attendees may join the meeting by audio or video and can ask questions by using the Zoom “raise hand” feature. Add the meetings to your calendar here.
The State Bar of Nevada conducted a LET’S TALK Summit in Las Vegas and Reno and solicited comments from attendees relating to issues of attorney well-being. This report outlines the findings from the LET’S TALK Summit and provides a roadmap for ongoing discussion.