The Path to Lawyer Well-Being

Apochromatik’s Amy M. Gardner served as a peer reviewer for The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change, a report from the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being. The Task Force was conceptualized and initiated by the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP), the National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC), and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL).  

Amy drew on her experience as a former Big Law associate, mid-sized firm partner, and law school dean of students who created a much-copied student wellness program to recommend pragmatic changes that law schools, legal employers, and bar organizations can make to reduce the level of toxicity in the legal profession, eliminate the stigma associated with seeking help for mental health and addiction, and create a legal culture where well-being is recognized as a crucial factor in good lawyering.  The full report, including its actionable recommendations, is available at