Be well, do well

ACBA Wellness Section

Here at the ACBA, we know first-hand that the legal profession can be draining, and that work/life balance is crucial for a successful sustained career. Our new Wellness Section focuses on bringing you events and resources that bring a holistic approach to our lives as lawyers.

Membership in the Section is free to all ACBA members for 2019! Look for our Wellness Wednesday posts on the ACBA Facebook page, check our webpage for the latest articles and resources, and see over for our upcoming events. If you are interested in getting involved, contact


Check out the ACBA Facebook page for articles on wellness in our profession.

COVID-19: This is a wild time of uncertainty and fear as we shelter in place to flatten the curve and protect our community’s most vulnerable. Part of “wellness” during this time is making sure we think critically about the information we receive and the source. Check out this article from the Federal Trade Commission on Thinking critically about Coronavirus news and information.

Restorative Justice: A Way of Being vs Doing

New events are added regularly. Visit the ACBA calendar for more upcoming ACBA events. 

Wellness Section Executive Committee Members Needed

Leaders wanted

By joining a section executive committee you plan MCLE programs, networking events, and other activities throughout the year.

Interested? Questions? Contact Deputy Director Hadassah Hayashi at

The ACBA is committed to sharing resources available to the legal community to treat the whole individual. The legal profession can be brutal, and a work/life balance is crucial for a successful sustained career. Please check out the resources below that we’ve compiled.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resources

ACBA Wellness Section Executive Committee

Norah Alyami

Family Law Advocates Group, PC
66 Franklin St, Ste 300
Oakland, CA 94607-3734
(510) 977-8383



Margaret Grover

Grover Workplace Solutions
1300 Clay St Ste 600
Oakland, CA 94612-1427



Maighna Jain

Bay Area Legal Aid
1735 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
(415) 237-1932