Dallas – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce it has signed on to the American Bar Association’s Well-Being Pledge & Campaign.
The ABA Well-Being Pledge & Campaign, organized by the ABA Working Group to Advance Well-Being in the Legal Profession, is designed to support lawyer well-being and address the profession’s troubling rates of alcohol and other substance-use disorders, as well as mental health issues. Based on a framework developed by working group member Patrick Krill, the campaign’s goals are to raise awareness, facilitate a reduction in the incidence of problematic substance-use and mental health distress, and improve lawyer well-being. From education to policies to culture, the seven-point pledge identified in the Campaign reflects the core areas on which firms should focus and the concrete steps they should take as they seek to achieve those goals.
To date, more than 40 law firms and one in-house legal department have signed the pledge; Thompson & Knight is currently the only Texas-based firm on the list.