Bree and Chris welcome lawyer well-being pioneer Anne Brafford to the podcast, best known for her roles as author of Positive Professionals, co-chair of the ABA Law Practice Division’s Attorney Well-Being Committee, editor-in-chief and co-author of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being’s report The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change, author of the ABA’s widely distributed Well-Being Toolkit for Lawyers and Legal Employers and founder and principal organizer of Lawyer Well-Being Week, an annual event occurring every May.
Author: Bree Buchanan
Bree Buchanan, J.D., is Director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program of the State Bar of Texas. She serves as co-chair of the National Task Force on Lawyer Wellbeing and is an advisory member of the ABA Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs (CoLAP). Ms. Buchanan is also the appointed chair of CoLAP for 2017-2018. Ms. Buchanan, upon graduation from the University of Texas School of Law, practiced in the public and private sector with a focus on representing both adult and child victims of family violence. She worked on public policy initiatives and systems change at both the state and federal level as the Public Policy Director for the Texas Council on Family Violence and the National Domestic Violence Hotline. After this position, Ms. Buchanan was appointed Clinical Professor and Co-Director of the Children’s Rights Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law. Ms. Buchanan is a frequent speaker at CLE programs for national organizations, as well as for state and local bar entities. She is a graduate student at the Seminary of the Southwest where she is pursuing a Masters in Spiritual Direction, and is the proud parent of a senior at New York University. Ms. Buchanan tends to her own well-being by engaging in a regular meditation practice, cycling, staying connected to 12-Step recovery, and being willing to ask for help when she needs it.