Anne Brafford served as the Editor-in-Chief for the Task Force Report on Lawyer Well-Being. Anne is the Chairperson of the American Bar Association Law Practice Division’s Attorney Well-Being Committee. She is a founding member of Aspire, an educational and consulting firm for the legal profession (www.aspire.legal). In 2014, Anne left her job as an equity partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP after 18 years of practice to focus on thriving in the legal profession.
Anne has earned a Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania and now is a PhD student in positive organizational psychology at Claremont Graduate University (CGU). Anne’s research focuses on lawyer thriving and includes topics like positive leadership, resilience, work engagement, meaningful work, motivation, and retention of women lawyers. She also is an Assistant Instructor in the MAPP program for Dr. Martin Seligman and, for two years, was a Teaching Assistant at CGU for Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the co-founders of positive psychology. Look for her upcoming book to be published this fall by the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division called Positive Professionals: Creating High-Performing, Profitable Firms Through The Science of Engagement. It provides practical, science-backed advice on boosting work engagement for lawyers. Anne can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aspire.legal.