The Well-Being Committee for the Legal Profession (WCLP) was created in 2019 to advance the recommendations of The Utah Task Force on Lawyer & Judge Well-Being.


Contact the WCLP:

Co-Chairs: Justice Paige Petersen & H. Dickson Burton


Executive Director: Martha Knudson


Bar Staff: Elizabeth Wright


AOC Staff: Dr. Kim Free


Committee Members
Wendy Archibald
John Baldwin
Jeremy Christensen
Robert Denny
Cathy DuPont
Dr. Valerie Hale
Honorable Kim Hornack
Honorable Elizabeth Hruby-Mills
Dani Hawkes
Leilani Marshall
Cassie Medura
Brooke Millard
Sean Morris
Andrew Morse
Dr. Cliff Rosky
Jamie Sorenson
Kara Southard
Cara Tangaro
Dr. Matt Thiese

Report from the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being

Report from The Utah Task Force on Lawyer & Judge Well-Being

Well-Being Toolkit for Lawyers and Legal Employers

The ABA’s Template for Legal Employer’s Impairment Policy

The Report on the ABA CoLAP Law Student Assistance Committee Law School Wellness Survey

Lawyer-Specific Books

• Anne Brafford, Positive Professionals
• Heidi Brown: The Introverted Lawyer
• Jeena Cho & Karen Gifford: The Anxious Lawyer: An 8 Week Guide to a Happier, Saner Law Practice Using Meditation
• Amiram Elwork, Stress Management for Lawyers
• Stewart Levine (Editor), The Best Lawyer You Can Be (Chapters on lawyer well-being from multiple authors)
• Hallie Neuman Love & Nathalie Martin, Yoga for Lawyers: Mind-Body Techniques to Feel Better all the Time

Other Resilience & Well-Being Related Books

• Brene Brown, Dare to Lead
• Angela Duckworth, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
• Carol S. Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
• Barbara Fredrickson, Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection
• Adam Grant, Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives our Success
• Sonja Lyubomirsky, The How of Happiness
• Kelly McGonigal: The Upside of Stress
• Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Nice to Yourself
• Martin E. P. Seligman, Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
• Tom Rath, Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes
• John Ratey & Eric Hagerman, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
• Karen Reivich & Andrew Shatte, The Resilience Factor
• Emily Esfahani Smith, The Power of Meaning