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Vacation is Good for your Health!     

Have you scheduled a vacation for this summer yet?  If not, you should know that taking time off from work not only helps you de-stress but it also has a positive effect on your physical wellbeing.  As explained by a Psych Professor;

When you're stressed out and tired, you are more likely to become ill, your arteries take a beating, and you're more likely to have an accident. Your sleep will suffer, you won't digest your food as well, and even the genetic material in the cells of your body may start to become altered in a bad way.
Dr. Susan Krauss Whitbourne Univ. of Mass., Amherst

     So check out your favorite travel website or call a travel agent (yes, they still exist) and book that vacation!

Source:  https://www.psychologytoday.com

LAC Accepting Applications for New Members
     
The Lawyer Assistance Committee (LAC) is made up of your fellow members of the BAMC including private practitioners, members of the State’s Attorney’s Office as well as judges.  We are always looking to develop the diversity of the LAC and encourage new members to apply.
    
If you are interested in the LAC, please email Karen or Bill for more information.  

Thank you for reading!

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     If you often find yourself feeling angry and upset for long periods of time, please look into these and other resources.  The LAC is a resource for you so please let us know if you need help with this, or any other issue affecting your wellbeing or your practice.

American Psychological Association, http://www.apa.org/topics/anger/control.aspx

Mind Tools https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTCS_97.htm.

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Our Mission Statement is as follows:  
     The BAMC Lawyer Assistance Committee is comprised of members of our association whose sole purpose is to help our colleagues.  We are a resource put in place to help lawyers, including those whose practices may be adversely affected, to better cope with such problems as depression, substance abuse, personal problems, stress, burnout, etc. 
     All referrals to the Committee are strictly confidential and may be anonymous.  This confidentiality is statutory.  (See, Bus. & Occup. Art. § 10-502).  The Maryland Lawyers Rules of Professional Conduct exempt from reporting requirements information received in the course of participation in our assistance program.  (See, Rule 8.3 (c) ).  Referrals to our committee come from Judges, members of the Bar, family and friends.  We respond whenever the need for assistance presents itself. 
     Our committee has resources, professional and otherwise, that can help colleagues who find themselves in crisis.  We strive to assist so as to minimize any negative effect on lawyers and their practices.

Co-Chairs

Karen H. Alegi
William E. Hewitt, Jr.

 

Committee Meetings

To Be Announced

Meetings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (September - May) from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the upstairs conference room of the Bar Association building, located at 27 West Jefferson St., Rockville, MD, unless otherwise noted.