TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 6, 2021

Third-generation trial attorney James Gray Robinson offers 10 New Year’s resolutions for lawyers in a recent issue of the ABA Journal. His recommendations are designed to increase resiliency and lower stress and anxiety. They include: being deliberate about planning time for work, family and well-being; reconnecting with those who are important to you; building relationships with other lawyers; keeping inspirational quotes and funny jokes handy; taking five minute breaks every few hours; and getting help from a local Lawyer’s Assistance Program if experiencing trouble sleeping or feeling depressed or exhausted. After 27 years of practicing law, Robinson took a break in 2004 feeling burned out and emotionally spent. He spent 16 years doing extensive research and innovative training to help those facing burnout. Today he is again a licensed attorney.