WELCOME TO HKU WELL-BEING IN LAW
What is Well-being?
“Well-being is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships, and accomplishment.” — Martin Seligman
SIX ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF WELL-BEINGS
The American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP), the National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC), and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) formed the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being to address attorney and law student wellness.
In its 2017 report, The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change (“Task Force Report”), the Task Force explains that there are six different aspects of lawyer well-being:
Related Research & Statistics
According to the 2016 Survey of Law Student Well-Being, 42% of students needed help for poor mental health but only about 50% sought it out.
In light of the importance of well-being, this website is dedicated to providing resources for law students and lawyers to promote their well-being.