Recent Panel on Improving Lawyer Health and Well-being

On June 2nd, a panel discussion titled, “Policy, Process & Prevention: A Systems Approach to Improving the Health and Well-Being of the Profession,” took place at a joint program of the 43rd National Conference on Professional Responsibility and the National Forum on Client Protection. Information about the panelists and moderator is available here, a list that includes Bree Buchanan, incoming Chair of the Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs.

There, the panelists discussed key findings of two recent studies examining substance use disorders, mental health issues and help-seeking behaviors of lawyers and law students, and used them as a framework for ideas, recommendations and approaches for improvement.

A detailed write-up of the session, including audience contributions, is in the Conference Report here.


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