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 pam@acbanet.org.

#WellnessWednesdays

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


CHAIR
Cheryl Poncini


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

 
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VICE-CHAIR
Vacant
 
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SECRETARY
Sophia Ahmad


39055 Hastings St
Ste. 211
Fremont, CA 94538
sophia@sophiaahmadlaw.com | 510-421-6188

 
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Tiela Chalmers


1000 Broadway, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94607
tiela.chalmers@gmail.com | 510-302-2208

 
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Emily Doskow


180 Grand Avenue, Suite 1300
Oakland, CA 94612
doskesq@gmail.com | 510-698-4902

 
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Robert Frassetto


160 Franklin Street, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94607
rjf@frassettolaw.com | 510-817-0466

 
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Margaret Grover


Grover Workplace Solutions
1300 Clay St Ste 600
Oakland, CA 94612
mgrover@GroverWorkplaceSolutions.com | 510-654-1678

 
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Masanao Morimoto


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

 
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MEMBER
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
tflanagan@alameda.courts.ca.gov | 510-690-2959

 
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