Take the first steps towards health & wellness at Bench/Bar Wellness Week – the first event of its kind!

September 16-19, 2019 | Complimentary Event

As members of the Bench and Bar, we have stressful and sedentary jobs, work long hours, and often our health and wellness is at the bottom of the priority list. In other words, we are constantly chasing the elusive “work-life balance”. While we cannot change this overnight, state and local bar associations are taking the first step with Bench/Bar Wellness Week, which will focus on ways to improve your health and wellness by making small changes in your routine and life. It only takes 20 minutes a day to improve your body, mind, and spirit, so come join us for Bench/Bar Wellness Week and make yourself a priority.

Learn More About MSBA Health & Wellness

Bench/Bar Wellness Week Events

September 16: Mental Health Monday, Sponsored by the Bar Association of Montgomery County
September 17: Take Care Tuesday: Meditation in the Woods
September 18: Wake-Up Wednesday
September 19: Wellness Expo


Participate in the Step Challenge throughout the week!

About the Step Challenge

Yes or No: As members of the Bench and Bar, we have very sedentary jobs.
Yes or No: Members of the Bench and Bar are competitive.
Yes or No: A little competition is healthy for the mind, body, and spirit.

If you answered “Yes” to these questions, then the Step Challenge is for you! Grab your sneakers, charge your tracker or smartwatch, and let’s start moving. A few key pieces of information:

  • The step challenge will run from Monday, September 16 at midnight through Thursday, September 19 at 6:00 p.m.
  • There will be three categories: 1) individuals, 2) teams of five from law firms, non-profits, and government agencies, and 3) judges/magistrates-law clerk or administrative assistant teams.
  • Announcement of the three category winners will be made on Friday, September 20 at noon
  • The three category winners will receive a $250.00 gift card

Directions for Step Challenge


Follow Along With Our Special Bench Bar Wellness Video Series