Depression in the Legal Profession

Experts differ on whether lawyers are more prone to depression than others who work in equally high-stress occupations such as doctors. But one thing is clear: the stigma associated with depression is one of the reasons lawyers may not get help when they need it. Fostering contact among lawyers who have experienced depression reduces that stigma, and in this course, you will meet four such lawyers who will share their stories with you.

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Credit Type: Competency Issues (Participatory)

Total Credits: 0.5 hours

New York

Credit Type: Ethics and Professionalism (Both (New & Exp Attys))

Total Credits: 0.5 hours

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Joseph Milowic III
Joseph Milowic III is a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP in New York City. He is also a founder of the Lawyers Depression Project (LDP), a grassroots project aimed at addressing depression and other mental health issues in the legal profession. In 2018, Mr. Milowic was selected by his peers as a New York Metro "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property. He has also been selected as a Global Fellow by the Federal Circuit Bar Association in recognition of his “commitment to leadership and cooperation in the global legal community.”
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