New York Ethics Roundtable
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4 p.m. ET
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The Stein Center is hosting this event in collaboration with the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics at Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law.
Join us for a pointed discussion of the competitive pressures of law school and the legal profession, the mental health consequences and the dark culture of white collar substance abuse, featuring journalist Eilene Zimmerman, former columnist for the New York Times Sunday Business section. Ms. Zimmerman will discuss her book, Smacked: A Story of White Collar Ambition, Addiction and Tragedy (Random House, Feb. 2020), that recounts the tragic story of her former husband, a successful Silicon Valley lawyer, whose battle with anxiety and depression led to a descent into drug abuse, ultimately resulting in his death from an overdose.
Symposium on Mental Health and the Legal Profession
Friday, November 6, 2020
11 a.m. ET
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This event is hosted by the Stein Center, Center for Neuroscience and the Law and Center on Race, Law and Justice.
Lawyers’ mental health – their emotional, psychological, and social well-being – influences how lawyers think, feel, act, handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Increasingly, the legal professional has addressed lawyers’ mental health and directed initiatives at lawyers’ substance abuse and other disorders. Presenters, including judges, law school professors, scholars and administrators, will focus on how lawyers’ mental health is affected by the interplay between legal practice and contemporary societal stresses – in particular, the COVID-19 pandemic, racial violence and discrimination, and political polarization.