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Mental Health Summit for Legal Professionals 2024


Tuesday, May 7, 2024 (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

Whether you are trying to balance unpredictable work commitments with personal and family responsibilities, or vicariously experiencing the trauma of your clients, the stresses of legal practice can take a toll on your mental health. This year's summit continues to share the lived experiences of legal practitioners while providing practical strategies to support our own and our communities' well-being.

  • Understand more about how you can help reduce suicide risk in the legal professions
  • Learn how to cultivate awareness of anxiety, OCD, and eating disorders
  • Hear the perspective of a Supreme Court of Canada judge on mental health
  • Consider how you can address the issue of perfectionism in legal practice


  • Beth Beattie, LSMSenior CounselMinistry of the Attorney General
  • Teresa DonnellyWest Region Sexual Violence Crown, Sexual Violence Advisory GroupMinistry of the Attorney General
  • The Honourable Arif ViraniMinister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
  • Jasdeep BalPerlin Bal Figol LLP
  • Orlando Da Silva, LSMChief Administrator and Chief Executive OfficerAdministrative Tribunal Support Services of Canada
  • Dr. Ishrat HusainSnr. Scientist and Lead, Mood Disorders Service, CAMH and Assoc. Prof. Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Thomas G.W. TelferFaculty of LawWestern University
  • Courtney HarrisJudicial Research LawyerOntario Court of Appeal
  • Chantelle CampbellLegal Advocacy Services
  • Dr. Thomas CurranProfessor of PsychologyLondon School of Economics and Political Science
  • Leena YousefiYLAW
  • Doron GoldDoron J. Gold, Psychotherapy and Wellness Education
  • Riel HishonMinistry of the Attorney General
  • Ryan MiddletonDentons Canada LLP
  • Courtney WilsonRachlin & Wolfson LLP

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