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MoFo’s Brad Wine on Improving Atty Mental Health

Law360

09 Jun 2021

Brad Wine was featured in a Law360 article about his work leading the firm's efforts to support attorneys’ mental health and wellness since the 2018 inception of MoFo’s mental health steering committee.

“The thing that we found to be most important during this whole process, particularly in the remote work environment, is clear and effective communication,” Brad said. “So whether it’s individuals – partners and associates – checking in on one another and finding out how everyone’s doing, broadcast emails to everyone in the firm about some of the mental health challenges that people were experiencing, whether it was difficulty sleeping, lack of focus, zoom fatigue – all of those things we talked about because what we didn’t want is for people to feel as though they were dealing with challenges by themselves.”

He added: “A lot of this is focused on destigmatization, and then to give people tools, whether it’s through training, the Calm app, access to professional help more traditionally through an employee assistance program, or more recently through telemedicine. We made the Talkspace app available to everyone in the firm and their families, just so that they know that if they had issues that they needed help with, there were resources available for that.”

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