Counseling For Women Lawyers

Challenges For Women Lawyers

Although the law has been a powerful force in advancing the rights of women, the practice of law continues to suffer from many of the same shortcomings as our society at large in failing to value and empower women. Thus women lawyers often face unique stresses as members of the profession, over and above those inherent in practicing law.

Excellent self-care, connection and support from other women and women lawyers, and connecting with a larger sense of meaning and purpose are all helpful in addressing these stresses. Below are some resources that you may also find helpful.

Some Resources for Women Lawyers:

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers-Connecticut, Inc., an IRS Sec. 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation created pursuant to C.G.S. Sec. 51-81d to provide FREE, CONFIDENTIAL crisis intervention and referral services to the Connecticut legal community. I am a mental health provider who conducts mental health assessments and evaluations for LCL-CT, Inc.

Ending the Gauntlet: Removing Barriers to Women’s Success in the Law, by Lauren Stiller Rikleen.

The Women’s Comfort Book: A Self-Nurturing Guide for Restoring Balance in Your Life, by Jennifer Louden

The Connecticut Bar Association’s Women and the Law Committee.

The American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession.

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