Lawyer Mental Health: The Numbers, the People, the Support Systems

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 62 minutes
Recorded Date: October 21, 2019
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  • The Prevalence of Substance Use & Other Mental Health Concerns Among American Attorneys
  • Suffering in Silence
  • Lawyers & Mental Health
  • Living with Panic Disorder
  • Q & A
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: October 16, 2019


Got serenity? Being a lawyer is stressful. Healthy strategies for managing that stress are out there. Learn from fellow ABA members as they share their personal success stories for dealing with stress and provide information about successful programs already in place.

This program was recorded on October 21st, 2019.

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American Bar Association


Ghunise Coaxum

Bar Counsel, UPL Department
The Florida Bar

Ghunise Coaxum is a Bar Counsel at the Florida Bar.

D. Nichole Davis

Director of the Risk Management & Lawyer Mentoring Program
The South Carolina Bar

Ms. Davis is the Director of The Risk Management and Lawyer Mentoring Program at the South Carolina Bar. She serves South Carolina Bar members on professional responsibility issues through entities and individual contacts; manage the South Carolina Supreme Court’s Lawyer Mentoring Program; provide primary support for Ethics Hotline; draft lawyer discipline, reinstatement, and court summaries; provide substantive and administrative support to the Professional Responsibility Committee, Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee, and Professional Liability Committee; supervise support staff; draft and oversee budgets for Risk Management Division and the Lawyer Mentoring Program.

Rebecca J. Bandy

Director of the Henry Latimer Center
The Florida Bar

Rebecca J. Bandy serves as director of The Florida Bar’s Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism. She joined the center as assistant director in March 2017. Prior to joining The Florida Bar, she was an associate attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Powell, P.A., in Tallahassee, where she litigated in the areas of family and criminal law. She earned her J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law.

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