As we hit the six-month mark of working from home, taking care of ourselves is more important than ever. COVID-19 caused unprecedented stress and uncertainty, and prioritizing mental and physical health during these challenging times is key. To quote Patrick Krill, an expert and researcher on lawyer well-being, “The workforce you sent home several months ago is not the same workforce that will be returning.” Sustained remote work poses unique work challenges and can impact feelings of connectedness, productivity and professional well-being. This is particularly hard on those working in the legal industry, where so much of our work is based on relationships: relationships with our client, our colleagues and our communities. Mental health and wellness must be a priority for law firm leaders now and well into the future.
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