MBA Unveils Well-Being Toolkit

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021
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The Massachusetts Bar Association and the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being are excited to introduce The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: A Toolkit for Bar Associations in Massachusetts

The Toolkit, which was created in partnership between the MBA Lawyer Well-Being Committee (chaired by MBA Vice President Grace Garcia and Marianne LeBlanc) and the SJC Standing Committee, provides extensive resources for individuals, employers and organizations within our legal community to help them attain greater success in achieving a healthy, positive and productive balance of work, personal life and wellness.

It also provides sample well-being educational programs with an index of local speakers, in addition to extensive resources on mental health, substance use and addiction, and tools for thriving.

View Toolkit

The Toolkit is also available on the MBA Health & Well-Being webpage, and the SJC Standing Committee’s webpage, and will be updated regularly so that it remains a vital resource for the community.

Please direct any Toolkit feedback and suggestions to Grace Garcia at or Marianne LeBlanc at

Thank you to the members of the MBA Lawyer Well-Being Committee for their work on the Toolkit, including:

  • Grace V. B Garcia, committee co-chair
    Morrison Mahoney LLP
  • Marianne C. LeBlanc, committee co-chair
    Sugarman and Sugarman PC
  • Heidi S. Alexander
    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • Jason E. Armiger
    Gesmer Updegrove LLP
  • R. Lisle Baker
    Suffolk University Law School
  • Alice B. Braunstein
    Alice B. Braunstein, Attorney At Law
  • Shawn Healy Ph.D.
    Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers | MassLOMAP
  • Hon. Angel Kelley
    Suffolk Superior Court
  • Amanda Rowan
    Middlesex Superior Court
  • Denise Squillante
    Law Office of Denise Squillante
  • Charu Amrita Verma
    CPCS-Malden Dist. Court Office
  • Maida Heather Wassermann
    Hampden County District Attorney's Office