Career Development Series

Key Strategies for Coping with Depression and Maintaining Wellness

According to joint ABA/Hazelden study, 1 in 5 lawyers experience depression (28%), anxiety (19%), or stress (23%), or a combination thereof.

According to joint ABA/Hazelden study, 1 in 5 lawyers experience depression (28%), anxiety (19%), or stress (23%), or a combination thereof.

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Note: Part of the free Career Development Series. This is not a CLE program.

Description & Speakers

Are you feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed? Studies show that lawyers are 3.6 times more likely to be depressed than people in other jobs. A partner in big law, a solo practitioner and member of the Lawyers Depression Project share their personal stories on how they manage their depression. Topics discussed  include: 

  • Spot, accept & manage depression
  • Deal with potential stigma
  • Get employer support for yourself
  • Supporting others who are struggling
  • Maintaining mental health & wellness

Speakers

Mark S. Goldstein, Partner, Reed Smith, New York, NY

Joseph Milowic III, Partner, Quinn Emanuel | Lawyers Depression Project, New York, NY

Moderator:

Samorn Selim, Career Unicorns, Stockton, CA

Join the Career Center & CoLAP in supporting mental health awareness in the legal profession. All proceeds benefit COLAP.

Join the Career Center & CoLAP in supporting mental health awareness in the legal profession. All proceeds benefit COLAP.

Support Mental Health Awareness T-Shirt

Now you can join the ABA in supporting mental health awareness in the legal profession. This exclusive, contest-winning design is here to raise awareness for the mental health of lawyers and law students across the country. You can choose from a premium unisex t-shirt, pullover hoodie, and a women’s slim-fit t-shirt. Each comes in a variety of colors.

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