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Mind Over Matters: Your Mental Health and Well-Being As A Lawyer

An "In Community" CLE Panel Discussion

May 15, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM EDT

May 15, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM EDT

4:30 - 5:00
Registration and Refreshments

5:00 - 6:30  
Panel Discussion and Q&A

Shipman & Goodwin
Hartford Office
Courtroom - 20th Floor
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT
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Shipman & Goodwin LLP is pleased to sponsor this CLE-eligible panel discussion on mental health with a focus on advancing well-being in the legal profession. (Please note that this program is eligible for Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias credit and/or Ethics credit, as outlined below.)  

Our panelists will discuss such issues as:

  • Stressors inherent in the practice of law
  • When stressors manifest themselves symptomatically and interfere with work performance
  • Co-occurance of substance abuse and mental illness and its prevalence in the legal industry
  • Treatment options and resources available to lawyers
  • Removing barriers to talking about and seeking treatment for mental illness
  • How the stigma of mental illness plays out for lawyers
  • How to reduce the stigma
  • Summary of the findings of the ABA’s National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being
  • How lawyer well-being relates to the duty of competence
  • What law firms are doing to provide pathways to well-being and accommodations

John Santopietro, MD
President and Medical Director, Silver Hill Hospital
Mary Jo Andrews, Counsel, Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Tracy L. Kepler, JD, Director, American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility
Beth Griffin, JD, Executive Director, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers - Connecticut

Joan Feldman, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin LLP

There will be a Q&A following this discussion. 

Light refreshments will be served. Please feel free to invite a guest, and register any guests who plan to attend.

This presentation is the 13th in Shipman & Goodwin’s In Community series, presentations focusing on a variety of issues facing our workforce and community.

This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York CLE Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours of which 0.5 credits can be applied to the Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias requirement, and 1.0 credit can be applied toward the Ethics requirement for both transitional and nontransitional attorneys.

Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approves or accredits CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of this provider that this activity qualifies for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including 1.5 hours of ethics/professionalism.

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