Practicing law can be a stressful endeavor, and it can take a toll on your personal life – and it’s important that lawyers have a resource to draw on, and peers to talk to who may have dealt with the same issues. I’m 41, married, with a 2 ½-year-old son; I began my practice doing criminal and family law in rural settings (Port Hawkesbury/Antigonish, Amherst); aside from chasing my toddler around, a lot of my “down-time” is spent baking and decorating cakes.