The Joyful Lawyer Blog is focused on the positive aspects of practicing law and dedicated to promoting the well-being of the legal profession. It is affiliated with the Happy! Effective Lawyer, which explores lawyer contentment and peak performance.

Kristi Heidel, Editor of the Joyful Lawyer Blog, obtained her MSW from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work in 2010, and is a 2017 JD Graduate of Duquesne University School of Law. Kristi, in the vanguard of the Millennial Generation, understands the difficulties of work-life balance first-hand with two elementary school-aged children and a full-time employed spouse! She is active in her Pittsburgh community of Greenfield and volunteers for the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.


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