Well-Being Pledge

In 2020, the Mississippi Board of Bar Commissioners adopted the Well-Being Pledge set forth by the American Bar Association and has since enacted The Mississippi Bar’s Well-Being Initiative.

The Mississippi Bar has two Pledges available as the primary vehicle for the initiative: The Well-Being Pledge for Legal Employers and the Pledge for Lawyer Well-Being for Individual Lawyers and Solo Practitioners.  

The Well-Being Recognition Program offers legal employer and individual lawyers the opportunity to affirm their support for The Mississippi Bar’s Well-Bing Initiative and pledge to work to adopt and prioritize the Well-Being Pledge framework through the completion of an annual Pledge to Lawyer Well-Being. 

Steps to Completing The Mississippi Bar’s Pledge for Lawyer Well-Being

  1. If submitting the Pledge on behalf of an organization, only one Pledge should be submitted for each organization.
  2. Individual attorneys can receive recognition for working through the Pledge in their own names/individual capacity. Solo Practitioners may participate under their organizational name or their individual name.
  3. Select “Yes” for pledge items you or your organization intend to support or work toward this year. There is no minimum number of pledged items required to receive recognition.  Organizations are expected to focus on areas of importance to their lawyers and staff and pledged items may differ from year to year.
  4. Examples of activities and other ways to engage with the framework are included in the pledge document for informational and inspirational purposes. They are not required, only suggestions.
  5. Reporting is done by calendar year. After pledging your support, we will ask that you report your continuing support each calendar year by completing the Attestation Form by March 31st of the year following the calendar year of your pledge.  Reporting is done on the honor system.  Recognition will be provided upon receipt of the Attestation Form.
  6. Pledge documents are confidential and will not be shared outside of program record keeping.


Lawyer Well-Being Pledge for Individual Lawyers and Solo Practitioners

Lawyer Well-Being Pledge for Employers