||In May 2014, in an effort to address serious issues confronting members of the legal profession, then South Carolina Bar President Cal Watson announced the formation of the Task Force on Attorney Wellness. This initiative sought to promote all aspects of lawyer wellness by attempting to identify factors that impact both the emotional and physical well-being of attorneys and educate members of the Bench and Bar about wellness issues and resources.
The Attorney Wellness Task Force aimed to help lawyers achieve total wellness: mentally, physically, and socially. The group launched its “living above the bar” campaign at the 2015 SC Bar Convention in Columbia, SC with seven events offering guidance and support on nutrition, fitness and other issues. The Wellness Task Force worked to develop a statewide speaker's bureau for presentations on wellness topics and worked within communities to identify fitness partners for SC Bar members. In February 2015, the Wellness Task Force transitioned into a SC Bar Committee.
||Miles Coleman, Co-Chair
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Miles also chairs the South Carolina Bar Convention Subcommittee. The Subcommittee develops and coordinates presentations and wellness events for the annual conventions.
||Lindsay Joyner, Co-Chair
Gallivan, White & Boyd, PA
Lindsay also chairs the Statewide Wellness Program Subcommittee. The Subcommittee develops wellness initiatives for Bar members, including coordinating fitness partnerships with community members to provide discounts for Bar members.
||Jack Muench, Senior Attorney Issues Subcommittee Chair
Willcox Buyck & Williams, PA
The Subcommittee tackles unique wellness issues specifically related to senior or aging attorneys. The Subcommittee provides education and assistance for senior attorneys.
||Susan Palmer, Law School Wellness Programs Subcommittee Chair
USC School of Law
The Subcommittee develops and implements wellness programs for the University of South Carolina School of Law and Charleston School of Law.
||Jasmine Smith, Resource Assembly and Website Development Subcommittee Chair
Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC
The Subcommittee designs and maintains the wellness website. The Subcommittee also researches and provides wellness resource materials for Bar members.
2014-2016- Michael Ethridge, Carlock Copeland & Stair, LLP, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Would you like to offer articles of interest, suggest fitness partners for the Bar, or submit a great recipe, work-out routine or testimonial? Do you have a great
blog post with tips, pointers, or information in general that may help other members of the Bar maintain a healthy lifestyle? We would love to include that information. Please email your submissions to Jasmine Smith at email@example.com, indicating Blog Post, Article Submission, Work-Out Routine, Recipe, or Suggested Fitness Partner as the subject.
Interested in getting involved with the Wellness Committee? The Committee is currently seeking new members. Contact Caitlin Watson for additional details.
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