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Tips to Prevent & Recover from Burnout in the Legal Profession [Webinar]

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in place of professional advice, treatment, or care in any way. Lawyers, law students, judges, and other legal professionals in Massachusetts can find more on scheduling a Free & Confidential appointment with a licensed clinician here.

Learn strategies to deal with burnout from LCL Staff Clinician Dr. Shawn Healy in this 30-minute installment of Webinars for Busy Lawyers.


Almost two-thirds of lawyers are feeling burnout according to a new study discussed at the Institute for Well-Being in Law’s recent inaugural conference. And the other third might still need tips to help stay balanced as the pandemic continues to impact our work and lives.

Watch for tips from LCL MA Staff Clinician Shawn Healy, Ph.D. on how to avoid, sooth, and recover from burnout as a lawyer, law student, judge, or other legal professional. We’ll include notes for those in management roles, given how much the supervisory relationship impacts employee well-being.

Almost 30 minutes of Q&A from the live program are included in the recording.






About the Expert

Shawn Healy, Phd | Staff Clinician LCL MADr. Shawn Healy joined LCL in March of 2014 following his work in a private group practice in Cambridge. Prior to private practice, Shawn worked at May Institute, Inc. for 10 years, as the Clinical Director and finally the Director of Clinical Services and Operations for the Behavioral Health Division of May Institute. Shawn is licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a psychologist. Shawn coauthored a 2017 ABA book, The Full Weight of the Law: How Legal Professionals Can Recognize and Rebound from Depression, with fellow LCL MA Staff Clinician Jeff Fortgang. Shawn serves on the Massachusetts SJC Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism, as well as on the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Lawyer Well-Being Committee (2020-2022). Read more about Shawn here.




Tips for Lawyers & Law Students to Avoid Burnout (LCL MA Blog, 2019)

Burnout at Work: More Time Off Doesn’t Always Fix It (WSJ)

Companies Offer Creative Solutions to Worker Burnout During the Pandemic (WSJ 2020)

The Antidote to Manager Burnout (Gallup, 2022)

Solo | Stress Connection – Monthly Support & Discussion Meetings for Massachusetts Lawyers

Improving Sleep: The Secret Sauce of Career Success for Lawyers [Webinars for Busy Lawyers]

Blurred Lines: Setting Boundaries to Improve Your Work and Your Well-Being as a Lawyer [Webinars for Busy Lawyers]

Practical Time Management Tips for Lawyers [Webinars for Busy Lawyers]



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Lawyers, law students, and judges in Massachusetts can discuss concerns with a licensed therapist, law practice advisor, or both. Find more on scheduling here.


CATEGORIES: Balancing Work & Family | Burnout | Well-Being
TAGS: self-care

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