HOW TO AVOID BURNOUT WHEN YOU WORK AT A LAW FIRM

2021-08-10T20:23:16-07:00August 10th, 2021|Careers, Employee Enrichment, Legal Industry, Personal Wellness, Self-Care|

Across industries, employees report occasional feelings of exhaustion, stress, and helplessness. Taken together, these feelings are more commonly known as – “burnout.” While burnout can affect an individual in virtually any position, legal professionals are particularly vulnerable due to their high-stress and intellectually demanding caseloads. To help you avoid burnout, we asked members of our [...]

HOW TO HAVE A RESTORATIVE VACATION AS A LEGAL PROFESSIONAL (AND WHY YOU SHOULD)

2021-08-04T20:44:32-07:00August 4th, 2021|Employee Enrichment, Holidays, Legal Industry, News, Personal Wellness, Self-Care|

“I can’t take time off because there’s no one else who can cover for me!” “If I leave for a week, my boss will think I’m replaceable!” “I have to skip vacation so that I can finish all my work!” Do any of these phrases sound familiar? Statistically, they should! The truth is, America is [...]

OUR 4 HOTTEST HYDRATION TIPS

2021-07-30T20:12:59-07:00July 30th, 2021|Employee Enrichment, Personal Wellness, Self-Care|

Conventional wisdom dictates that we should drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. Unfortunately, studies have shown that this figure may be inaccurate for many of us! The truth is, your hydration needs can vary depending on factors such as: height, weight, physical activity, and environmental stimulus. Check out these four tips to [...]

IMPROVE YOUR FOCUS IN 60 SECONDS

2021-07-28T19:04:47-07:00July 28th, 2021|Personal Wellness, Self-Care|

When you work in the legal field, your time is almost never your own. Technology has made it possible for clients and coworkers to contact you at any time during the day, seven days a week. In addition to complicating the traditional work-life balance, this constant communication has had serious negative effects on our focus. [...]

FIRST LEGAL’S 2018 READING LIST

2021-07-19T20:37:41-07:00July 19th, 2021|Employee Enrichment, News, Personal Wellness, Self-Care|

Although we no longer have as much time to soak up the sun as we did when we were kids, hopefully, you have at least a few days of relaxation ahead of you! Whether you’re vacationing in exotic destinations or spending the day at the beach, most days off can be further improved by a [...]

5 WAYS TO TRAIN YOUR BRAIN FOR BETTER RECALL

2021-07-16T18:09:26-07:00July 16th, 2021|Employee Enrichment, News, Personal Wellness, Self-Care|

We’ve all experienced moments where we find ourselves with a word on the tip of our tongue or unable to remember the next item on our to-do list. Forgetfulness is a normal part of life, and it’s particularly common in those of us in high-stress professions. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to improve your [...]

5 TIPS FOR STAYING FOCUSED IN A DISTRACTING ENVIRONMENT

2021-07-15T19:19:22-07:00July 15th, 2021|Legal Industry, News, Personal Wellness, Self-Care|

In the legal industry, things are rarely quiet and relaxing. In fact, the work we do is often so high-stakes and fast-paced that a moment of peace can feel completely out of reach! From answering client emails to chatty coworkers to scheduling mishaps, we have so many high priority tasks that it actually becomes hard [...]

HOW TO EXPLAIN LITIGATION TO YOUR 5-YEAR-OLD

2021-07-14T17:17:22-07:00July 14th, 2021|About Us, News, Personal Wellness|

If you have kids, or if you’ve spent a lot of time around them, you know how inquisitive they can be! Children are still learning about the world and explaining the world of litigation can be a tough job. So what do you say when a child asks you, “What is litigation?” Of course, you [...]

FIRST LEGAL’S FAVORITE LEGAL THRILLERS

2021-07-05T20:08:05-07:00July 5th, 2021|About Us, Holidays, News, Personal Wellness, Self-Care|

Good morning and happy holidays from the First Legal family! We hope you’re relaxing today and enjoying some well-deserved time off! In celebration, we’ve compiled a brief list of some of our favorite legal thrillers. While these films may not be the most accurate, the courtroom dramatics, plentiful objections, and occasional gavel pounding, combine to [...]

OUR TOP 5 PODCASTS TO HELP WITH YOUR COMMUTE

2021-07-02T07:41:06-07:00July 2nd, 2021|Legal Industry, News, Personal Wellness, Self-Care|

When you live in a big city, you are bound to find yourself stuck in traffic. It’s easy to feel like the minutes, or even hours, you spend behind the wheel are a waste of your time. Wondering what you can do to reclaim your day? Consider adding a podcast to the mix! A podcast [...]

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