Mental Health for Legal Professionals Summit (Day Two)
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Thursday, May 20, 2021 (9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.)

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8 h EDI Professionalism

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  • Beth BeattieCounsel
    Ministry of the Attorney General
  • 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 the Attorney General
  • Teresa DonnellyTreasurerLaw Society of Ontario
  • Ramz AzizOsler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Hayley PitcherCounselMinistry of the Attorney General
  • Malini VijaykumarNelligan O'Brien Payne LLP
  • Shannon ChaceLegal DirectorMinistry of Education / Ministry of Colleges and Universities
  • Nikki GershbainChief Inclusion OfficerMcCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Charlene TheodorePresidentOntario Bar Association
  • Alysia DaviesStaff ClinicianHomewood Health, Inc.
  • Leslie Anne St. AmourArticling StudentMinistry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
  • Michael HermanGeneral CounselGowling WLG (Canada) LLP
  • Gregory KoKastner Lam LLP
  • Webnesh HaileSingleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • Dr. Thomas TelferProfessor, Faculty of LawWestern University

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