Sunday, October 26, 2008

National Work and Family Month

October is National Work and Family Month. See H. Res. 1440 (Sept. 28, 2008).

Consider your whole life when you think about your career plans -- where do you want to live? what sort of schedule do you want to have? do you want lots of challenges every day? do you want predictability? flexibility? excitement? security?

Some resources to help you think about these things:
  • JD Bliss, "a blog for attorneys seeking career satisfaction, work/life balance, and personal growth."

  • Work/Life Balance articles from the ABA Journal.

  • It's Harder in Heels: Essays by Women Lawyers Achieving Work-Life Balance, KF299.W6 I87 2007 at Classified Stacks.

  • Excellence in the Workplace: Legal & Life Skills in a Nutshell, KF297.Z9 K38 2007 at Classified Stacks.

  • The Creative Lawyer: A Practical Guide to Authentic Professional Satisfaction, KF300.Z9 M45 2007 at Classified Stacks.

  • The Lawyer's Guide to Balancing Life and Work, KF300 .K38 2006 at Classified Stacks.

  • Stress Management for Lawyers: How to Increase Personal & Professional Satisfaction in the Law, KF300 .E49 2007.
Of course just because October has been designated Work and Family Month doesn't mean that it's the only month for thinking about these issues. Start now, and keep it up!

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