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Webinar: Stress, Drink, Leave: An Examination of Gender-Specific Risk Factors for Mental Health Problems and Attrition Among Licensed Attorneys

April 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Free event! No MCLE. Co-presented by the California Lawyers Association and the DC Bar.  

In 2020, the California Lawyers Association and D.C. Bar participated in a first of its kind research project aimed at uncovering personal and workplace risk factors for mental health and substance use problems among practicing attorneys. The project, which was led by attorney mental health and well-being expert Patrick Krill, yielded significant, alarming, and highly instructive data which will greatly enhance the legal profession’s efforts to improve the health and well-being of its members. As their research nears publication, Krill will be joined by his study co-author, Dr. Justin Anker, for a revealing look at what they found related to mental health, drinking, stress, attrition intentions, and gender disparities associated with each. The researchers will reflect on the implications of their data for lawyers, legal employers, and law schools both now and into the future.

This event will kick off the California Lawyers Association’s #WellbeingWeekInLaw programs and activities.  CLA will be hosting a live virtual event every day from May 3rd – 7th to focus on the five different areas of well-being championed by the national Institute for Well-Being in Law (IWIL).  We anticipate the findings Patrick Krill, VP of Research for the IWIL, shares on 04/28 will resonate with the legal community to pursue your own well-being. 

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