Well-Being Committee

As trusted legal advisers and leaders, lawyers tend to lead busy lives - working long hours and navigating high stress situations and constant change. Certainly, many challenges that lawyers face provide important opportunities for growth and learning.  But, as reported in the Hawaii Task Force Report on Lawyer Well-Being issued in June 2021 and available here, and the ABA National Task Force Report on Lawyer Well-Being issued in 2017 and available here, studies show that the demands of the profession can take their toll. Indeed, lawyers can be prone to chronic stress and high rates of depression and substance abuse.  

The HSBA Well-Being Committee is working to implement priority recommendations from the Hawaii Task Force Report aimed at improving and supporting lawyer well-being in a variety of ways, including for example, preventing and recovering from burnout, compassion fatigue, financial fitness, mindfulness through meditation, health and fitness, and social activities.   

Please feel free to contact [email protected] or any Committee member if you’d like to volunteer for or discuss any well-being activities or initiatives.  We welcome and appreciate your interest.         

Follow us on Instagram @hsbawellbeing or join our LinkedIn group, Hawaii Lawyer Well-Being.

Upcoming Events

Mindful Mondays: Monday, June 3 at 12:00pm 

Starting at noon is a beginner-friendly guided mindfulness chair-seated meditation like how we’ve been doing, with some expanded remarks on this practice in relation to overall consciousness. Additional discussion may follow at 12:30pm. Click here to join via Zoom or use Meeting ID: 815 9249 1338 with Passcode: 065131

Bench Bar Wednesday Walk May Schedule

In addition to the May 6-10 Well Being in Law Week, the Wellness Committee has scheduled addition Bench Bar Wednesday Walks for the month of May!

  • Honolulu: New day/time for Honolulu walk! Meet at the King Street gate of ‘Iolani Palace for an afternoon walk around the Capitol. Tuesday, June 4, 18, and 25 at 4:35pm. No walk on Tuesday, June 11 due to the King Kamehameha Day holiday.
  • Hilo: Meet at the entrance to Liliuokalani Gardens Park by the park sign, at the corner of Banyan Drive and Lihiwai Street across of Hilo Bay Café, for an afternoon walk around the gardens. May 1, 15, 22, and 29 at 4:45pm.

Well-Being in Law Week 2024

Thank you for attending Well-Being in Law Week!


Paepae o Heʻeia Tour (May 4)


Hilo Bench Bar Walk (May 7)


Honolulu Bench Bar Walk (May 8)


Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi Tour (May 11)

 

Passage Meditation

Interested in meditation, but haven't found a program that works? Looking for an easy to follow meditation program? We invite you to learn and practice passage meditation with our group of Hawaii lawyers. Contact Jerry Clay ([email protected]) for more information. 

HSBA Well-Being Committee Resources

 

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