Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Work-Life Balance

Getting your financial house in order: Five financial tips for new lawyers By Priscilla Singer Young Lawyers Division, April 2014 The author recommends ways for new lawyers to manage debt and make the transition into the working world.
Five things I wish I’d known as a first-year law student By Maria K. Sarantakis Young Lawyers Division, February 2014 Some tips for law students.
Character and fitness: Why young lawyers need to dedicate time to improving their physical health By Christopher Niro Young Lawyers Division, August 2013 The author advocates exercise and personal health as a way to actually improve your work and productivity.
“All” is in the eye of the beholder By Valerie Lipic Women and the Law, December 2012 Author Valerie Lipic discusses her struggles to find the perfect work-life balance.
Just be normal By Maxine Weiss Kunz Young Lawyers Division, June 2012 Lawyers have a certain language which benefits our trade and can alienate others. But once outside of your professional life, the author advises you should make an effort to to step out of your lawyer shoes and converse like a “normal person” in your day-to-day interactions.
Adjusting to the practice of law: A five-year reflection By Ebony R. Huddleston General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, February 2012 As a new attorney in a small firm, author Ebony Huddleston has discovered three important things for which law school could not have prepared her.
Productivity isn’t everything: Letter to the Editor By Jewel N. Klein General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, July 2011 In the December issue of this newsletter, Editor John T. Phipps explained how technological advances can make lawyers more productive. Author Jewel Klein doesn't disagree, but does have some second thoughts.
Searching for the Holy Grail (a.k.a., the Work-Life Balance) By Douglas F. McMeyer Young Lawyers Division, April 2011 The successful balance between career and personal life is something every attorney strives to find. This article provides tips and suggestions to help lawyers in their search.
Mother, wife, lawyer: A balancing act By Ashley Kwasneski Young Lawyers Division, December 2010 Juggling the demands of parenthood with a successful career.
Attorneys: Get on your hobby horse! By Valerie Sherman Women and the Law, October 2010 The benefits of having at least one hobby are huge, especially to attorneys, whose stress levels, happiness, and health are often cited as some of the worst of any profession.
Getting off the teeter-totter—Work/life balance, another perspective By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, September 2009 In June the author attended the 17th Annual Conference of the International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers, held in Chicago.
Spring 2009: Launch of The Legal Balance By Erica Zalokar Women and the Law, May 2009 Get involved with a new resource for women attorneys to be launched this spring!  
Lawn Rangers Inaugural Report By Thomas A. Bruno Human Rights, February 2009 A lighthearted story from author Thomas Bruno.
Acupuncture: What, When, Why and How? By Dr. Shanna Fritsch Women and the Law, March 2008 For thousands of years, Eastern Medicine has used acupuncture to treat everything, including emotional disorders, pain, analgesia and wrinkle reduction.
Lawyers’ lives in balance: Developing your plan and tips for staying energized & productive By John W. Olmstead Family Law, December 2007 It is much easier to begin your life and career with balance that it is to try to bring your life back into balance later in life.
Acupuncture: What, When, Why and How? By Dr. Shanna Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, October 2007 For thousands of years, Eastern Medicine has used acupuncture to treat everything, including emotional disorders, pain, analgesia and wrinkle reduction.
Tips for healthy living in the new year By Dr. Shanna Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, February 2007 Stress Reduction! Stress can cause headaches, muscle tension, irritability, depression, and anxiety. Take steps to reduce stress in your daily routine.
An invitation to all to take a “Darrow Day” By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, January 2007 What, you may ask, is a “Darrow Day?” It is not delaying or deferring living a full, rewarding, joyful life while we put “more grain in the barn”
Chair’s Column: Why lawyers don’t do what they’re supposed to do By Matt Maloney General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2006 A message from Section Chair Matt Maloney
Lawyers’ lives in balance: Developing your plan and tips for staying energized & productive By John W. Olmstead Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, September 2006 I am often asked to help law firms design and implement strategic business plans. I also coach many solo and small firm attorneys in career as well as personal and professional life balance issues.
Finding a life in the law By Patrick E. Ward General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, February 2006 You can revitalize your profession and yourself by starting back at the basics.