Reimagining Law: The Data-Driven Business Case for Lawyer Well-Being

In this episode of Reimagining Law, we hear from Jarrod F. Reich, a professor at the University of Miami School of Law. Jarrod discusses the data behind the business case for prioritizing lawyer well-being, the evolving perception of well-being in the profession, and practical things people – from solo and small firm attorneys to Big Law — can do to promote well-being in their organizations.

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  • 0:35 – Why did you feel it was important to lay out the business case for well-being?
  • 2:47 – For those who haven’t read your law review article, what are the three main points?
  • 6:54 – Do you think the stereotype of millennials not wanting to work hard is lessening and people are beginning to accept well-being as a requirement for people’s work-life?
  • 8:56 – What are two practical things people can do now to develop the business case for well-being at their firms?

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About Jarrod Reich

Professor Jarrod F. Reich is a member of the faculty of the University of Miami School of Law, where he teaches courses on legal writing and evidence. He focuses both his service and scholarship on the areas of law student and lawyer well-being.

He has served as the Chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ award-winning Section on Balance in Legal Education and currently serves as the faculty advisor to the UM Law Mental Health Collective. Additionally, his scholarship has appeared in the law journals at Villanova and Harvard Law Schools, and he presents on issues related to lawyer and law student well-being throughout the country. In addition to this scholarship, he is the co-author of the fourth edition of “Thinking Like a Writer,” the premier legal writing book for practitioners.

Connect with Jarrod
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jarrod-reich-4419337a/

About Reimagining Law

The Reimagining Law video series explores how legal and judicial professionals are adapting the delivery of services to meet the unique needs of today’s consumers. Reimagining Law is produced by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.

This episode was recorded on May 17, 2021.

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