Dear Advy

Dear Advy

Well Meaning,

CBA Well-Being is generously supported by CBIA | Lawyers Financial.

Times are tough all over – we get it and want to help.

Introducing Advy, our CBA advice columnist. Members of the legal community can submit questions anonymously on anything and everything related to well-being, dealing with stress and succeeding under pressure. If your question is chosen, Advy will respond with advice as well as helpful resources!

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Advice provided by Advy is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional, financial, medical, legal, or other professional advice. If you have specific concerns or a situation in which you require professional, psychological or medical help, you should consult with an appropriately trained and qualified specialist.

Not Wanting to Rock the Boat

  • July 11, 2024

Dear Advy - I do feel as though I am treated a bit differently - working twice as hard as the other lawyers in my firm in order to prove myself.


Blind to the Red Flags

  • June 14, 2024

Dear Advy - I guess my question is, what are the red flags I should look for in myself and colleagues that are going through tough times or bumps in the road.


Pressured into the Office

  • May 06, 2024

Dear Advy - I thought we had more than proved ourselves over the pandemic, so I am puzzled at this perception.


Best Way to Say No

  • April 02, 2024

Dear Advy - I’m finding it difficult to set healthy boundaries.


Solo and Looking to Chat

  • March 01, 2024

Dear Advy - I would love to reach out to other solo or small firm lawyers who are in a similar boat to myself but I’m not even sure how I would get started.


Positive Peer

  • February 02, 2024

Dear Advy - I have an amazing team of colleagues that I work with, but I’ve started to notice that the group seems to get together a lot to gossip.


Sick of the Secrecy

  • January 11, 2024

Dear Advy - What are your thoughts on taking mental health days?


Being Bullied

  • December 11, 2023

Dear Advy - I feel as though I am being bullied at work--nothing overt but small acts of microaggression, gas lighting and the like. What should I do?


Being Crisis Prepared

  • November 01, 2023

Dear Advy - It is one thing to offer help if you sense that someone is depressed or anxious but I’m pretty sure some sort of immediate action should be taken if someone threatens to commit suicide.


Practice What You Preach

  • October 05, 2023

Dear Advy - Any suggestions on the best way to getting the higher ups to understand how important it is to take the mental health of their employees seriously?