Fit for Law
Combat stress with a new resource called 'Fit for Law', designed specifically for law professionals.
LawCare and academics have launched a free resource designed to help emotional competency and professional resilience for the legal community.
The interactive course is broken down into small sections and takes 2-4 hours in total. It includes videos from legal professionals discussing wellbeing issues, as well as a range of interactive activities.
Elizabeth Rimmer, CEO of LawCare, said: “We know from our work in supporting lawyers for over 20 years, how difficult it is for lawyers to admit they are struggling with the pressures of work - which often leads them to seek help when they are nearing crisis.
"Providing legal professionals with resources to enable them to understand and develop key emotional competencies such as emotional self-awareness, self-reflection and better strategies for emotional self-regulation will equip them more effectively for practice, enhance their wellbeing and potentially reduce levels of stress, anxiety and depression."
'Fit for Law' is part of an on-going project and has been developed based on evidence from focus groups with legal professionals across the UK and Ireland.
The resource is available to everyone studying law or working in the legal profession in the UK and Ireland and could be used as CPD in some jurisdictions.
For more information visit www.fitforlaw.org.uk
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