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Kirkland & Ellis Starts New Firmwide Wellness Program

Kirkland has launched a Wellbeing Program that proactively works with its lawyers on issues related to mental health and substance misuse — two growing areas of concern in the legal community. The program will be spearheaded by Robin Belleau, Kirkland's first firmwide director of well-being.

"'One of the main goals is to start this conversation and help reduce the stigma around people having mental health issues or substance misuse issues,' Belleau said.

The wellness program will help identify paths to support individuals dealing with substance abuse issues and other mental health concerns rampant in the legal profession like depression, stress or anxiety.'"

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This article appeared in its entirety in the May 29, 2019 edition of Bloomberg Law.