Mental Health for Legal Professionals Summit
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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 (9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.)

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CPD Hour(s)*
0 Substantive
8 h EDI Professionalism

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  • Beth BeattieCounsel
    Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Teresa DonnellyTreasurer
    Law Society of Ontario

‚ÄčAs a legal professional, your work could pose real challenges to your mental health every day — even before the pandemic. Those challenges are now multiplied. At this summit, you hear directly from legal professionals who experience mental illness about how they tackle these issues in their professional lives. Speakers discuss the impact of workplace and legal culture on members’ mental health and how to reduce stigma in the legal professions. A must-attend event for paralegals, lawyers, articling and paralegal students, law office diversity committees, and articling principals, you leave with effective tools to address mental health in your legal workplace, and learn how to support your colleagues with mental health issues.


  • Beth BeattieCounselMinistry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Teresa DonnellyTreasurerLaw Society of Ontario
  • The Honourable George R. StrathyChief Justice of Ontario
  • Orlando Da Silva, LSMChief Administrator/CEOAdministrative Tribunals Support Services of Canada
  • Michelle Leong FrancisChief Business ArchitectTTG Group Consulting Inc.
  • Doron GoldPsychotherapist and Social WorkerHomewood Health, Inc.
  • Tanya Parker WallaceParker Wallace Family Law
  • Lauren LintonLaw Clerk and ParalegalMinistry of the Attorney General
  • Dr. Raj BhatlaPsychiatrist-in-Chief & Chief of StaffRoyal Ottawa Health Care Group
  • Darryl SingerDiamond and Diamond Lawyers LLP
  • Kara HardinPsychotherapist and Former LawyerKara Hardin Mental Health Consulting and Clinical Counseling
  • The Honourable Lori Anne ThomasOntario Court of Justice
  • Françoise MathieuPsychotherapist and Co-Executive DirectorTEND Academy
  • Zehra HaffajeeVictim/Witness Service WorkerOntario Victim Witness Assistance Program
  • Frances CarnerieFormer Deputy DirectorMinistry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
  • Helgi MakiResilience Coaching and Consulting

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Learning format *

Includes registration for both days.

Total CPD Hours for both days = 0 h Substantive + 8 h EDI Professionalism

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Register online before: May 19, 2021 10:00 AM

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