Illinois Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being

MISSION

Based on the recommendations from the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being’s 2017 Report, the Illinois LAP has formed the Illinois Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, a committee of LAP Board Members who will spur the implementation of recommendations in the report, enhance the leadership and well-being of Illinois lawyers, judges, and law students, and drive forward a change in culture.

Andrea Olness
Chair

Andrea Olness is a partner with the law firm of Lucas, Olness & Associates, Ltd. in Woodstock, Illinois practicing primarily in the area of insurance defense litigation.  She has been a member of the Advisory Committee to the Board of Directors of the Illinois Lawyers Assistance Program since 2009.

Jeff Bunn
Vice Chair

Jeffrey Bunn was a trial attorney and business counselor with Latimer LeVay Fyock LCC in Chicago. Jeff concentrated his practice in the areas of general business litigation, intellectual property litigation (trade secret protection) and contested probate litigation.

Shannon Callahan
Committee Member

Shannon Callahan is senior counsel in Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Chicago office. Ms. Callahan devotes a significant portion of her time to lecturing on topics of lawyer well-being and happiness and to mentoring fellow lawyers.

Karen Munoz
Committee Member

Karen Munoz is a partner at Dolan Law. Ms. Munoz is passionate about helping her clients. As a lawyer, she encounters people who have gone through traumatic times and she understands that her job as a lawyer is not only to help her clients navigate the legal process, but also to counsel and listen. She stays connected to her clients through each step of the case and is always available to them, even long after the case resolves.