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.

Mindfulness as an Essential Competence Tool During Times of Change

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

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

Cheryl Poncini

Alameda Co. District Attorney’s Office
1225 Fallon Street, Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612 | 510-268-7554





Sophia Ahmad

39055 Hastings St
Ste. 211
Fremont, CA 94538 | 510-421-6188



Tiela Chalmers

1000 Broadway, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94607 | 510-302-2208



Emily Doskow

180 Grand Avenue, Suite 1300
Oakland, CA 94612 | 510-698-4902



Robert Frassetto

160 Franklin Street, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94607 | 510-817-0466



Margaret Grover

Grover Workplace Solutions
1300 Clay St Ste 600
Oakland, CA 94612 | 510-654-1678



Masanao Morimoto

Alameda Co. District Attorney’s Office
3080 Windmill Canyon Drive
Clayton, CA 94517 | 925-408-2228



Judge Tara Flanagan

Superior Court of the State of California in the County of Alameda
Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse
661 Washington St Dept. 106
Oakland, CA 94607 | 510-690-2959