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August 5th: Town Hall for Attorneys and Law Students who Identify as Having a Disability

The Massachusetts SJC Lawyer Well-Being Committee is hosting this town hall to better understand the lived experiences and challenges lawyers and law students with disabilities face.   5:30pm - 7pm | Thursday, August 5 REGISTER HERE The goal of these…

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‘Just Ask’: New Video About Suicide Prevention in the Legal Profession from Texas and Pennsylvania LAPs Shows Why We All Need to Help

Two lawyer assistance programs, TLAP and LCL of PA, recently released an important video encouraging everyone in the legal profession to help save lives by asking how a colleague is doing anytime we notice they might be struggling.   If…

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources from the Massachusetts SJC Lawyer Well-Being Committee

A listing of DEI resources for the Massachusetts legal profession has been published by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being.   The SJC Lawyer Well-Being Committee is committed to making the Massachusetts legal profession more inclusive…

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Transgender Day of Visibility 2021: Inclusion in the Legal Profession and Beyond

March 31st is International Transgender Day of Visibility.   Transgender Day of Visibility was created by trans advocate Rachel Crandall, the head of Transgender Michigan, in 2010. As explained in this discussion about visibility and representation from GLAAD, with most media…

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New Report Shows What Systemic Bias Looks Like in the Massachusetts Legal Profession

The Massachusetts SJC Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being released its Report Summarizing Affinity Bar Town Hall Meetings on Feb. 4, 2021, showing barriers faced by lawyers, judges, and law students from oppressed populations.   The Report catalogues experiences shared by…

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The State of Mental Health in America: 2021 Report from MHA and Discussion on ‘Black Fatigue’

Information collected and compiled annually by MHA offers data and insight that can be used as a tool for positive change, and a recent program highlighting racial disparities offers more on the need to address racism and its impacts on…

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