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Wellness & Stress Management

Sandra Diggs-Miller
Committee Chair

Upcoming Events:

Beyond Wellness: When Our Mental and Physical Wellness Exercises Are Not Enough CLE

Ann Abbrecht will discuss a holistic approach to counseling, specifically for the legal professional, and why it should be used as process by which any of us could have the opportunity to focus on all the various aspects of our lives, ourselves, who we want to become, and how to achieve our goals.

Ann Abbrecht, LPC, NCC, MS

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

12 Noon - 1:00 pm

NOBA Office
650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505
New Orleans, LA 70130

1 hour of CLE credit

NOBA member discount: $35.00
Non-member price: $55.00


  1. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or
  2. Email Liz Daino
  3. Mail payment to the NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130
  4. NOBA members can pay online by clicking here
    *We take everything but American Express. All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee. 

Please note our updated cancellation policy:
Payment is expected before the start of programs in order to attend. Cancellations must be received in writing two days in advance in order to receive a refund. No shows are not eligible for refunds and will be charged for the program, plus an administrative billing fee.

Wellness & Stress Management Articles


Mental health and stress relief are important components of overall wellness.  Many lawyers have found help through meditation.  NOLA Mindfulness offers courses in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in the New Orleans area.  Check out their website for more information.

Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, Inc. (JLAP) is a full-service and comprehensive mental health and wellness assistance program with full-time professional clinical staff members. JLAP provides direct and confidential assistance for all mental health issues that members of the legal profession may encounter. Visit JLAP's website for more information or to seek help.

Taking a screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. For a list of mental health screening tools, click here.

Check out NOBA's collection of stress management articles on Pinterest. You'll find articles about rethinking work-life balance, including practical and useful stress reduction tips, mindfulness and relaxation exercises. If you have any articles to suggest for the collection, please contact Helena Henderson.

Recent Events:

On May 9th, Carmelite Bertaut and Leah Woolf spoke on Mindfulness: One Path to Professional Conduct

January 10, the committee welcomed Lauren Fremin and Michael Sandoz for "A New Year, A New You: The Power of Resolutions."


The week of April 11-17, the Committee held a "National Walking Day Competition" to see which firm's lawyers and staff could exercise the most in that week.

Congratulations to the winning law firm, Stone Pigman, and the winning individual participant, Wanda Duncan!


On March 18, the Committee held a committee meeting to learn how to achieve a more balanced lifestyle and discussed resources for a healthier 2016.

On April 1, 2015, the Wellness & Stress Management Committee hosted a wellness walk and lunch in honor of the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day.

On February 6, 2015, the Wellness & Stress Management Committee held a planning meeting to get everyone's ideas about the sort of activities and programming to best meet their expectations for this committee.