P.A.D. Wellness


Maintaining Health & Wellness in the Legal Profession

Join P.A.D.’s International Marshal Nicole Grida on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. EST for a special one-hour presentation for Phi Alpha Delta members.

“What do doctors, attorneys, and CEOs have in common? No, this isn’t a joke… These are all occupations that have the highest rates of stress and depression among all occupations.” – The American Bar Association (ABA).

This is an issue that begins, for many attorneys, in and before law school.

While everyone faces challenges in their careers when it comes to a healthy work-life balance, for law students and legal professionals it can be additionally challenging. Long hours, deadlines, court appearances, family commitments, health management, and personal time are difficult to fit into a standard 40 hour work week, let alone a 60-70 hour standard work week for legal professionals.

Nicole's presentation offers valuable tools to help organize your schedule and manage your overall health and well-being.

Topics Include:

  • Work-life balance
  • Tips and techniques for managing stress
  • Wellness best practices

This webinar is designed for all P.A.D. members. The webinar will be presented across the Phi Alpha Delta Webex platform. It is recommended that you download the Cisco Webex application if you are using a mobile device to participate. 


Nicole M. Grida graduated cum laude from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA in May 2003 with B.A. in English and Political Science after completing the University Honors Program. Thereafter, she attended The University of Tennessee, College of Law earning her Juris Doctor degree with a Concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution in May 2006.

Ms. Grida joined P.A.D. in her first year of law school. When she became a member of McReynolds Chapter, Nicole helped grow the chapter as Marshal during her second year. In 2008, she was appointed as an Assistant District Justice and in 2010 District Justice for District XV. In 2018, Nicole was elected to International Executive Board as the International Marshal.

From 2010 until 2016, Ms. Grida served on the Board of Directors for the Memphis Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division and was President of the Division in 2015. She is currently serving the final year of a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the Memphis Bar Association and is also Chair of the Bench Bar Committee and Vice Chair of the Publications Committee. Additionally, she recently completed her third second-year term as the Young Lawyers Delegate for West Tennessee to the Tennessee Bar Association’s House of Delegates, and previously served as the West Tennessee Governor for the Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division. She is a graduate of the Memphis Bar Association Leadership Forum, Class of 2008–2009.

Currently, Nicole is in-house counsel to International Paper Company based out of its Global Headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee. In May 2018, she was named Senior Counsel – Litigation after working as a contract attorney for the company for almost one year. In this role, Ms. Grida works with outside law firms to defend the company’s interests in personal injury and workers’ compensation matters throughout the United States. After law school, she spent seven years working as an Associate Attorney with Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC. Before joining International Paper Company, she worked as Field Counsel for the Law Offices of Julie Bhattacharya Peak (Tennessee Staff Legal Office for Liberty Mutual Insurance Group) and as a Trial Attorney at the Law Offices of Lauren L. Holloway (Tennessee Staff Legal Office for Zurich North America).

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