Health and Well Being


The mission of this committee, created in 2012, is to promote attor­ney well-being by providing education, peer-to-peer support and resources to attorneys and law students in the areas of mental health, emotional balance, stress management (including physical manifestations of stress) and addiction.

A Message from the Chair

Tabitha M. Hochscheid

“The Health and Well-Being Committee was created by the Bar Association in January 2012 to address the needs of attorneys as they struggle to live life in balanced manner amid the pressure and stress of the practice of law. The Committee is comprised of attorney members of the CBA as well as an advisory panel of local Healthcare professionals. The mission of the Committee is promote attorney well-being by providing education, peer-to-peer support and resources to attorneys and law students in the areas of mental health, emotional balance, stress management (including physical manifestations of stress) and addiction. The Committee's work product includes its monthly Balanced Living column in the CBA Report (three years and running - read past articles at the archive below) and its quarterly Balanced Living Lecture Series (check out past lectures at the archive below). Our meetings are the first Monday of every month and we are always interested in people who would like to contribute time and energy to improve the daily lives of attorneys.

I welcome your support of the committee's work through a donation to the Kenneth D. Jameson Health and Well-Being Fund of the Cincinnati Bar Foundation."

Tabitha M. Hochscheid - Hochscheid & Associates LLC

Meeting Minutes
May 2015 Minutes

June 2015 Minutes

July 2015 Minutes

August 2015 Minutes

September 2015 Minutes

October 2015 Minutes

CBA Report Articles from Balanced Living Series

Check out the Health and Well-Being Committee's latest articles in the CBA Report below.

September 2015: Making a Difference Through Suicide Prevention
August 2015: Managing Stress to Be Your Best
July 2015: Vacation Weight Gain Is Not Inevitable
June 2015: The Truths Behind the Myths
May 2015: Popular Fitness Myths
April 2015: Positive Psychology for Enhanced Performance
March 2015: Insights Into Alcoholism
February 2015: Working Through Conflict
January 2015: New Year, New Foods = New You!
December 2014: Welcome New Lawyers
November 2014: My Winning Season: Becoming A Champion For Urban Youth
October 2014: Catching Up With the Health and Well Being Committee
September 2014: The Suicide of a Lawyer with Depression — Ken's Story
August 2014: Optimizing the Attorney: Defending your Performance through Breath and Posture
July 2014: The Challenges of Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease
June 2014: Sticking to Your Fitness Program: Part 2
May 2014: Sticking to Your Fitness Program
April 2014: Essentials for Eating to Live
March 2014: Reflections on the Grieving Process
February 2014: Is it Time for a Health and Well Being Check-up?
January 2014: When Trust Beneficiaries Have Substance Abuse Problems
December 2013:  Life Happens: Responding to the Unexpected
November 2013: Mindful Meditation: What it offers for the professional
October 2013:Out of the Shadows: Depression in the Legal Profession
September 2013:Health and Well Being Committee Marks its Second Year
August 2013:Retirement Serenity: Reality or Fiction
July 2013: Why I Teach
June, 2013: Finding a Mentor
May, 2013: How to Make Fit Fit
April, 2013: NAMI of Hamilton County: Education, Support, Advocacy
March, 2013: Living Life on a Balanced Basis
February, 2013: The Life of Frank Marnell
January, 2013: Starting a Fitness Program: Sound Body, Sound Mind
December, 2012: Changing the Way We Relate to Stress and the Practice of Law
November, 2012: What is Good Treatment for Depression and How to Find It.
October, 2012: Suicide is Preventable
September, 2012: Are You Depressed? and The Balancing Act: A Lawyer's Challenge
August, 2012: Preventing Stress and Burnout
July, 2012: Mental Health: OLAP Can Help
June, 2012: Dodging Second Darts
May, 2012: CBA Forms New Committee Focused on Attorney Health and Well-Being

Video Archive from Balanced Living Lecture Series

Click the links below to view programs from the committee’s Balanced Living Lecture Series.

Under Pressure? Advice on Thriving Amidst Stress & Life's Other Realities, August 21, 2015

How to Make Fit FIT: Debunking Exercise Myths, June 5, 2015

Your Health: It's the Heart of the Matter, February 3, 2015

Just Breathe: Optimizing the Attorney through Breath & Posture, September 12, 2014

How to Make Fit FIT: Sticking to It, May 30, 2014

A Good Night's Sleep: Why You Need It & How to Get It,  February 26, 2014

Making Your Moments Count the Mindful Attorney: Reducing Stress & Enhancing Your Work, November 18, 2013

Eat to Live, August 2, 2013

How to Make Fit FIT, May 17, 2013


ABA Mental Health Resources

Lawyers with Depression Website

Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program Website

David Nee Foundation Website (law student resources)

Law Student Mental Health & Substance Abuse Toolkit

Law Firm Best Practices for Workplace Well-Being

Cleveland Bar Association Mental Health Taskforce

Dan Lukasik’s Blog for Lawyers with Depression

Committee Chair Tabitha Hochscheid's Blog: Balancing the Bar

CNN Article Featuring Health and Well Being Committee

Editorial Follow-Up: Why Lawyers are Prone to Suicide




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