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A2J Week 2017: Improving Health, Improving Service - Well Being in the Legal Profession and Access to Justice

October 23, 2017
mproving Health, Improving Service: Well Being in the Legal Profession and Access to Justice

Recent studies have indicated that lawyers are at a higher risk for anxiety, substance abuse and depression than those in the general population.

This susceptibility begins in law school and eventually has an impact on society by affecting people who rely on lawyers to manage their everyday legal problems. Held on October 23, this program featured keynote remarks from University of Toronto Sociologists Ronit Dinovitzer and Jonathan Koltai as well as a panel discussion with law students.

Speakers

Ronit Dinovitzer – Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto

Jonathan Koltai – PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto

Yukimi Henry – Manager, Academic/Personal Counselling and Wellness at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law

This program contained 2 Professionalism Hours.

Paper

The Status-Health Paradox: Organizational Context, Stress Exposure, and Well-being in the Legal Profession

Video

Partner

CIAJ

Terms or Concepts Explained