CBRE Supports ABA Well-being Pledge
23 Jan 2020
Firm holds Well-being Symposium for lawyers and staff
CBRE Group, Inc. announced that its in-house legal team has signed the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Well-being Pledge during its first-ever Legal Well-being Symposium on January 16, 2020. The pledge is part of a broader national campaign launched by the ABA Working Group to Advance Well-being in the Legal Profession to address the profession’s high rates of mental health distress and substance abuse and help legal employers support healthy work environments.
“CBRE is proud to support this important initiative,” said Laurence Midler, the firm’s General Counsel. “The pledge signifies our firm’s commitment to making lawyer and staff well-being a priority. We know that building a positive culture of caring and well-being will have long lasting, positive effects for our people, including better mental health and personal success.”
In support of the pledge, CBRE held a three-hour virtual symposium for 80 attorneys and staff in its New York, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles offices, where they could explore the connection between well-being, personal success and a caring workplace culture. Attendees participated in a collaborative session led by local legal leadership and learned from experts including Claudette Patton, Jim Patton and Terry Harrell who spoke about the fundamentals of well-being specifically related to the profession. Mr. Patton serves as an Ambassador for the Association of Corporate Counsel’s global wellness initiative. Ms. Patton focuses on the many aspects of workplace culture specific to the legal profession that foster well-being and reduce burnout. Terry Harrell led the ABA’s Well-being Task Force.
In addition to the activities on January 16, another 60 members of CBRE’s legal team in Asia, Australia and Europe will participate in a screening of the event and participate in a similar symposium later this month.
CBRE’s legal team will continue to implement well-being programs throughout 2020.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2021 revenue). The company has more than 105,000 employees (excluding Turner & Townsend employees) serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a diverse range of clients with an integrated suite of services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.