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Professional Wellbeing Charter

The Law Society of Ireland is inviting firms to show their commitment to workplace wellbeing by signing the Professional Wellbeing Charter.

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The Law Society of Ireland is committed to the wellbeing of our members and to supporting positive workplace cultures in the solicitor profession. We understand that it is part of our role to facilitate and provide access to wellbeing supports, and information and education initiatives on workplace culture, wellbeing, resilience, and psychological health. We also understand that we are expected to bring the profession together to reflect on how we can collectively make a difference to our professional wellbeing.

Invitation to firms and in-house/public sector solicitors

The intention of the Law Society’s Professional Wellbeing Charter is to organise our values around professional wellbeing, in the form of commitments, and to provide a forum for solicitor firms to commit to these publicly and collectively. 

In-house and public sector solicitors can also commit to the charter individually, and will be given the choice about whether their organisation’s name is published on our website. 

By signing the Professional Wellbeing Charter, your firm pledges to lead, uphold and promote the Charter commitments to improve professional wellbeing in your workplace. The Law Society of Ireland is inviting solicitor firms to pledge their names and sign up here:

You can also contact us at professionalwellbeing@lawsociety.ie

What you commit to

The signatories to this Charter commit to improving leadership and championing behaviours, skills and practices that promote and enable professional wellbeing at all levels, and across all roles, in the workplace. 

As such, the signatories will:

  • Work to create a healthy workplace culture characterised by behaviours and practices that promote effective communication and active listening so the office experience is one of trust, respect, honesty, fairness, compassion and psychological safety.
  • Build an environment where leaders promote professional wellbeing and take appropriate action to protect employees’ mental health including holding unprofessional behaviours to account, with consequences.
  • Work to reduce stigma associated with mental health in the workplace.
  • Build employee and management capacity to support employees’ psychological and mental health concerns and be able to respond effectively to these as needed.
  • Strive to create a work environment where tasks and responsibilities can be accomplished within a realistic timeframe and that promotes work/life balance.
  • Encourage and support employees in the development of their social and emotional needs, as well as their job skills.
  • Nurture a work environment where employees derive a sense of meaning and purpose from their work and are appropriately recognised and rewarded for their work efforts.
  • Ensure policies, procedures and processes are in place that safeguard employee psychological safety and mental health.

For more information, download the Professional Wellbeing Charter.

Sign the Charter

If you, your firm or your organisation would like to commit to the Professional Wellbeing Charter, please complete the short form below.

You can also contact us at professionalwellbeing@lawsociety.ie.

If you work in a solicitor firm, by signing the Charter you are publicly committing your firm to taking the necessary steps to promote professional wellbeing. As a signatory of the Charter, we encourage you to promote your commitment to these principles on your website and during procurement processes by linking to this page.
If you are an in-house or public sector solicitor, by signing the Charter you are individually committing to supporting improved wellbeing in your organisation. As a signatory of the Charter, we encourage you to promote the Charter principles in your workplace, and to share them with colleagues and leadership in your organisation for implementation.