October 01, 2020

ABA entities plan webinar for Law Student Mental Health Day

CHICAGO, Oct 1, 2020 — The American Bar Association Law Student Division and Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs will mark Law Student Mental Health Day on Oct. 8 a timely program. This year has been filled with challenges and stresses, and the webinar is an opportunity to recommit to personal well-being.

What: Exploring the Intersection Between Racial Justice, Social Activism and Mental Health

When:
Thursday, Oct. 8
4:30-5:30 p.m. EDT

Rhonda Magee, author of “The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness,” and a law professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, will offer tips for focusing awareness on the present moment, while acknowledging and accepting feelings, thoughts and sensations, to maintain mental health.

The ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP) mission is devoted to the advancement of well-being in the legal profession and to assure that every judge, lawyer and law student has access to support and assistance when confronting alcoholism, substance-use disorders or mental health issues so that lawyers are able to recover, families are preserved and clients and other members of the public are protected. This mission is carried out by supporting the work of state and local Lawyer Assistance Programs (LAPs) and they provide hands-on services and support to those in need of their assistance.

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