A positive and healthy work environment fosters positive, healthy lawyers. And, healthy, happy legal professionals are energized, engaged and able to provide consistently superior legal services to their clients. Cassels recognizes the importance of wellness and provides a supportive platform to optimize the health of our legal professionals. Our robust wellness curriculum includes topics ranging from nutrition, to building resilience, to mental health first aid. We also offer in-house counselling and external coaching to help with issues ranging from stress management to home organization.
Here’s what some of are lawyers have been saying about the value our firm places on a supportive work culture:
For me, what makes Cassels such a great place to work is that people care about each other and are compassionate about their co-workers’ lives both inside and outside of the office. To that end, the firm has devoted significant resources to ensure that the mental health of all personnel is a top priority. For example, Cassels organized a large Mental Wellness Affinity Group at all 3 of its offices, which undertakes a number of mental health initiatives throughout the year to provide mental health support and to tackle the traditional stigma associated with mental illness. In short, Cassels does whatever it can to make the firm a comfortable workplace for all. I think that makes Cassels unique. – Robert Cohen, Partner, Advocacy Practice Group, Toronto Office, Chair, Professional Resources Committee/Co-Chair, Mental Wellness Affinity Group
I’m proud of the firm’s Mental Health and Wellness initiative. I have benefitted greatly from hearing other people at Cassels share the challenges they’ve faced and the resilience they’re building. These conversations wouldn’t be possible without an environment where people feel that they can speak candidly, or the understanding that dealing with a mental health or wellness challenge does not mean that someone is incapable of success (however you define it). The firm recognizes that its commitment to excellence is bolstered by prioritizing support for mental health and wellness so that people perform at their peak; and when they can’t, they know that it is entirely okay to ask for help. – Stephanie Voudouris, Associate, Advocacy Practice Group, Toronto Office