Recent studies have indicated that lawyers are at a higher risk for anxiety, substance abuse and depression than those in the general population.
This session features a panel discussion about how paralegals are advancing access to justice in their communities. It will be followed by a presentation about how paralegal students are responding to local access to justice needs through legal clinic field placements.
Known for doing things differently, Millennials are digital natives that are the next generation of justice system users and legal professionals. What does this mean for access to justice? This panel discussion explores the opportunities and challenges related to how Millennials approach legal technology.
This session explores culture change, ethical issues and practical strategies related to addressing high rates of addiction in the legal profession. This program was organized with the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice on November 28, 2016. It is eligible for 3.5 hours of professionalism credit.
This session examines the role that flawed forensic pathology and other forensic evidence has played in miscarriages of justice in Canada This program was organized with Innocence Canada on June 6, 2016. It is eligible for three substantive hours and has been approved for LawPRO’s risk management credit.
How can justice system professionals respond to the mental health challenges of their clients while also practicing good self-care? This program was organized with the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice on November 20, 2015. It is eligible for four hours of professionalism credit.