In this podcast interview, host Dr. Lauren Cook talks to Mark Goldberg, Latham’s director of Global Health & Well-Being, about the growth and success of the firm’s well-being platform, credited in no small part to early recognition from firm leadership — long before it was a focus in the legal industry — that supporting well-being was the right thing to do.
They discuss Latham’s approach to well-being, which involves working with top experts around the world — including medical institutions, doctors, and psychologists — to create resources that are highly customized to the legal environment. From 24/7 well-being support and Johns Hopkins-managed onsite health clinics to resiliency programs and mental health training for supervisors, these resources are designed to make it easier for lawyers and staff to engage in their health — and also help normalize conversations around mental health and the importance of self-care.
“There are different ways to take care of yourself even when you're a super busy attorney, to incorporate well-being into your life. We offer a variety of resources so that when people need them, and they're ready for them, they're there,” says Goldberg.
Underscoring Latham’s commitment to this work, he adds: “Helping people happens one individual at a time, whether it's the person who finally took that physical therapy prescription and went to our onsite clinic, or someone who did a session with one of our CareConnect counselors, or a colleague who came to a resilience presentation and left with one takeaway that they're incorporating into their day. There are big wins and little ones, and they're all important.”