Illinois Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being

Illinois Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being

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.

Shannon Callahan
Vice Chair

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.