Wellness 2020

BASF's 2020 Presidential Initiative, in collaboration with the Barristers Club

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Stuart Plunkett

Stress in our profession is uniquely prevalent and corrosive.  Our jobs are difficult and time-consuming; the stakes can be high; the issues can be intense, even heart-breaking. Stress in our profession leads to alarming rates of depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance abuse, and suicide.  There is no secret about this anymore.  The drivers of these statistics are complex, but stress is at the core. This a problem we can solve."

—Stuart Plunkett, 2020 President, Bar Association of San Francisco


Get Involved

Create more than a professional network. Join us to build lifelong wellness routines that enhance your body and mind. And get t-shirts and other wellness gear throughout the year.

Wellness Walks

Connect with legal professionals at one of our Weekly Wellness Walks. Walks take place each Friday beginning at 12 p.m. and end no later than 1p.m.  Walk leaders will explore the Financial District and surrounding neighborhoods. The walks are casual, and you are free to participate for all or only a portion of a walk.

Walks depart from the steps in front of BASF's office at 301 Battery Street.

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Quarterly Wellness Summit

Quarterly summits focus on the fundamentals of wellness in the legal profession. Over the course of three one-hour sessions, experts in the field address topics including stress management, fitness, nutrition, sleep, and time management. The programs are interactive and provide practical knowledge that can be implemented in your daily routines.

Wellness Summit #1 - February 12, 2020

Wellness Summit #2 - May 13, 2020

Wellness Summit #3 - TBD

Wellness Summit #4 - TBD

Additional Planned Activities

We have even more planned for you! The following events are in the works, with dates to be announced. Stay tuned for updates.

  • Weekend Wellness Outings: Family-friendly outings in San Francisco 
  • Lunchtime Wellness CLEs
  • Body & Mind Events: Activities including mindfulness, yoga, and physical activity

Join the steering committee

Interested in becoming part of the Wellness 2020 steering committee?  Contact events@sfbar.org to learn more.

Thank you to our generous sponsors