Webinar: Depression and Anxiety: The Personal Story of a Lawyer’s Journey
April 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1 Participatory MCLE Credits; 1 Competency Issues
Depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts are reported to be an increasing concern for people of all ages and background… and some studies have shown that attorneys may be disproportionately impacted by these mental health challenges. Ryan Griffith will share his own story to help other lawyers be more aware of the signs and symptoms of serious mental health conditions and find ways to cope and overcome depression while ensuring that they protect their clients’ interests, as well as their own welfare. This program offers Competence credit and is intended for practitioners in all fields.
- Warning Signs
- How, Where and When to Seek Help
- Balancing Client Responsibility with Self-Care
- Resources Available to Attorneys
Speaker: Ryan Griffith
Since 2017, Ryan Griffith has served as in-house counsel for Bay Area Receivership Group assisting cities and counties address blighted properties throughout the areas. Prior to his time with BARG, Ryan attended Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco where he was offered a Faculty Scholarship to attend the school and was named to the Dean’s List every semester. After graduating from law school, Ryan was hired by the City of Vallejo where he worked to develop the Neighborhood Law Program and create solutions to the issues affecting the quality of life in Vallejo. In addition to this, Ryan has worked for several law litigation firms including Silver & Wright, which specialized in municipal code enforcement litigation. Some of his other accolades include being named the Solano County Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year in 2013, being a member of the Jesse Carter Honor Society at Golden Gate University School of Law, as well as a stint as a professional basketball player in China. Ryan also serves an adjunct professor of law at Golden Gate University, where he teaches remedies.