Lia Dorsey - Episode 22

Path To Well-Being In Law – Episode 22: Lia Dorsey

As the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at Ogletree Deakins, Lia Dorsey is responsible for the development and execution of the firm’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy. Ms. Dorsey collaborates with firm leadership, practice group leaders, and business resource groups to expand and advance efforts in the recruitment, development, promotion and retention of diverse…


Path To Well-Being In Law – Episode 21: Lindsey Draper

Following his 2006 retirement as a Milwaukee County Circuit Court Commissioner, Lindsey D. Draper oversaw Wisconsin’s adherence to the mandates of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) as the state’s Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinator and Compliance Monitor until his retirement in 2014.  Draper previously served as Chair of the ABA then-Standing Committee on…

Matthew Thiese - Episode 19

Path To Well-Being In Law – Episode 19: Matthew Thiese

My research focuses on the overlap between a person’s job and their health.  This includes everything from musculoskeletal disorders like Low Back Pain or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, to motor vehicle crashes, to COVID-19, to mental well-being.  I am interested in identification of potential risk factors, interventions to prevent injury or illness, evidence-based practice for both…


Path To Well Being In Law – Episode 2: Anne Brafford

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…


Well-Being Strategies for Solos and Small Firms: Building Resilient Work Cultures

BY ANNE M. BRAFFORD, ESQ., MAPP Deservedly so, lawyer well-being has received considerable attention lately. Large firms in particular have attracted the spotlight for their efforts and innovations—which are commendable. But the big firm focus may have left the wrong impression that big budgets are required to afford the “luxury” of promoting lawyers’ mental health…