1004 Tackling Mental Health in the Legal Industry
Date & Time
Friday, October 18, 2019, 2:35 PM - 3:35 PM
Leigh Checchio Kathy Bowman-Williams Illona Logvinova
It’s not surprising that legal work is an exhausting and a mentally-taxing field. There have been many cases of law department employees experiencing mental health-related issues stemming from their job’s emotionally-draining nature, and ultimately leading to them burning out or relying on alcohol or other addictive substances to help alleviate some of the stress. Employers have to play a key role in supporting employees’ mental health, and many organizations are now starting to take notice and institute programs that help their employees manage their emotional, physical and occupational wellbeing. In this session, GCs and in-house counsel weigh in on the importance of managing stress in a healthy way.