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Spring 2019 – Hughes Hubbard announced that it has joined a growing number of law firms that have signed on to the American Bar Association’s Well-Being Pledge and Campaign.

Organized by the ABA Working Group to Advance Well-Being in the Legal Profession, the pledge and Campaign is designed to support well-being and to address the legal profession’s troubling rates of substance use disorders, including alcoholism, depression and other mental health issues.

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 legal employers should focus and the concrete steps they should take as they seek to achieve those goals.

You can find more information on the ABA’s well-being pledge here.

“The Pledge: Recognizing that high levels of problematic substance use and mental health distress present a significant challenge for the legal profession, and acknowledging that more can and should be done to improve the health and well-being of lawyers, we the attorneys of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, hereby pledge our support for this innovative Campaign and will work to adopt and prioritize its seven-point framework for building a better future.”