Mental Health Summit for Legal Professionals 2023


Tuesday, May 2, 2023 (9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.)

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4 h EDI Professionalism

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  • Beth Beattie, LSMSenior Counsel
    Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Teresa DonnellyWest Region Sexual Violence Crown, Sexual Violence Advisory Group
    Ministry of the Attorney General

As recent articles in the legal press confirm, lawyers, paralegals, and law students are at significant risk of confronting mental health and substance use challenges during their professional lives. Join us for this summit as we continue to share the lived experience of legal practitioners, to shine a light on how our experiences can affect our personal and work lives, and to provide each other with practical strategies to support our communities' well-being.

  • Consider strategies to confront the effects of burnout on you (and your colleagues) as legal professionals
  • Understand how vicarious trauma affects our professions, and what we can do to mitigate it
  • Learn how the professions can move towards better health and more inclusivity
  • Hear more about innovations in access to mental health supports and care


  • The Honourable Justice Patrice BandOntario Court of Justice
  • Beth Beattie, LSMSenior CounselMinistry of the Attorney General
  • Steeves BujoldPresidentCanadian Bar Association
  • Chantale DallaireAssociate Director, Talent and Professional DevelopmentFasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Teresa DonnellyWest Region Sexual Violence Crown, Sexual Violence Advisory GroupMinistry of the Attorney General
  • Michael R. FergusonNorman B. Pickell Lawyers and Mediators
  • Dr. David GoldbloomProfessor of PsychiatryUniversity of Toronto
  • Aidan JohnsonNiagara Community Legal Clinic
  • Ronit KaufmanStaff ClinicianHomewood Health
  • Deborah MoriahMoriah Paralegal: Legal & Admin Services
  • Nicole RichmondBarrister and Solicitor
  • Yadesha SatheaswaranStockwoods LLP
  • Donna YoungFounding Dean, Lincoln Alexander School of LawToronto Metropolitan University

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