For Immediate Release
April 30, 2021
SALT LAKE CITY, UT- There is a wellness crisis in the legal profession, according to the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-being and the American Bar Association. Too many lawyers are not thriving and Jones Waldo wants to be part of the solution.
“Healthy lawyers are better, more productive practitioners and live more satisfying lives. Unfortunately, a recent study of Utah lawyers reveals that too many lawyers experience chronic stress, burnout, high rates of depression, substance abuse, and a lack of social support from peers. Like the Utah State Bar, Jones Waldo takes these issues seriously.” Said Mark Tolman, Chair of the Jones Waldo Well-Being Committee. “We are committed to improving lawyer well-being, and show our commitment with our participation in Lawyer Well-Being Week. This is just the start of other wellness initiatives specifically targeted at improving the well-being of our attorneys. With eyes toward a post-pandemic future, we look forward to rolling out other lawyer-wellness events and fun social activities after Lawyer Well-Being Week.”
During Lawyer Well-being Week (observed this year May 3-7, 2021), Jones Waldo is set to host several events both safely in-person and with remote options to promote physical, emotional, and mental wellness in our profession.
Contact: Kelsey Koziar, Director of Business Development and Marketing
About Jones Waldo
Jones Waldo is a business law firm with three core departments focusing in business transactions, real estate law and litigation; attorneys at Jones Waldo have expertise to solve complex client needs in nearly every area of business. Built on a strong foundation of service and knowledge of Utah’s core industries, the firm continues to evolve through finding innovative solutions and advancing legal trends in the state. Jones Waldo has offices in Salt Lake City, Park City, Provo, and Lehi. For more information, visit www.joneswaldo.com.