LMA has created this Well-Being Resource Center and a Well-Being Committee to support legal professionals in being resilient, healthy, and whole. The information and tools in the center are for our members and all in the legal industry to access in order to help them and their teams feel supported, safe, engaged, and healthy.
Mission Statement: The purpose of the Well-Being Committee is to support members of the legal marketing community by providing resources, education, and advocacy to promote positive mental health, cultivate resilience, and create healthy work environments. The committee seeks to reduce mental health stigma, provide resources and training, as well as offer actionable recommendations to increase well-being and support the success of legal marketing professionals.
LMA has partnered with fSquared Marketing and we would like to hear your perspective on stress and mental wellness in the legal industry. This topic has started to receive the attention that it deserves and it is essential to include legal marketers and business development professionals in the conversation. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and you can take action this month and participate in the Legal Marketing Mental Wellness Survey.
This survey is entirely anonymous; we understand how sensitive this topic can be. The results will form the basis of the forthcoming 2020 Legal Marketing Mental Wellness Report, which will be made publicly available in the fall. Take the Legal Marketing Mental Wellness Survey by May 31, 2020.
This survey is intended for those working in-house in legal marketing at a law firm. Stay tuned for a survey specific to service providers launching in June. The results from both surveys will be included in the Legal Marketing Mental Wellness Report, to be released in the fall.
Workplace stress as experienced by lawyers has been well documented in recent years; long hours and cases that have real-world impacts, as well as a ‘perfectionist’ culture have led many lawyers to feel stressed and overwhelmed. But, what about the staff who form the foundation for law firms, such as legal marketers?
fSquared Marketing surveyed 200 legal marketers across several countries and firm sizes. The results point to legal marketers dealing with striking levels of stress and highlights that they don’t feel they have the resources or support to deal with stress effectively at work. fSquared Marketing compiled these findings into an in-depth report, which they share with law firms, universities, journalists, anyone and everyone with an interest in the legal profession.
Well-being, resilience, and mental health have been a trending topic in the legal profession in the last few years. Join members of the LMA Well-Being Committee as they share information and tools to feel supported, safe, engaged, and healthy.
Join the discussion by clicking on the links below! This is a great forum to share stories and best practices, get advice from colleagues and discuss key topics regarding well-being and mental health.
The Legal Marketing Association (LMA) welcomes and encourages participation in discussions about well-being and mental health; however, LMA reserves the right to remove inappropriate or offensive posts, along with those that may violate client privilege or inappropriately promote products or services. We ask you to use the following guidelines:
- Do not use offensive or hurtful language. Be respectful of other points of view, even if they differ from your own.
- Do not mention names of clients, firms or colleagues; rather, discuss scenarios generally.
- Refrain from posting self-promotional products or services.
- Please post any jobs in the jobs area or promotions in the promotions area.
- Self-promoting, pandering, abusive or sales-focused posts will result in a warning from the Group Manager and repeated abuses will result in the member being blocked from participation in the group.
LMA intends to share information that is useful to professionals in the legal marketing field. The information shared on this page contains personal opinions and views of individuals. Opinions are not necessarily condoned, approved or reflective of the official views of LMA. LMA reserves the right to remove inappropriate or offensive posts along with those that may violate privacy guidelines.
- If an individual submits a post * that is in violation of LMA’s well-being discussion forum etiquette rules, the Well-Being Committee will provide up to one warning (per individual).
- Note*: the post would be in regards to being blatantly self-promotional/self-serving.
- If after receiving a warning, an individual submits another post that is in violation of our etiquette rules, the Well-Being Committee will send a note about removing this individual from the SIG for a three-month period.
- The “offender” will need to reach out to the Well-Being Committee to ask to be added back after the three-month period.
- After the three-month period, the individual will be re-instated. Should they post something again, not following the etiquette rules, they will not receive a warning this time and be removed for a six-month period.
- Should they continue to be a repeat offender, they will be removed from the discussion forum permanently.