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Staying Healthy on the Bench: A Mental Health and Wellness Program for Judges


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 92 minutes
Recorded Date: May 11, 2020
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Agenda

  • Learn about stress, anxiety, burnout, and depression
  • Learn about mental health problems in the legal profession and why rates are so high
  • Learn about the 2019 Judicial Wellbeing Survey, its results, and implications for judges
  • Learn constructive ways to combat the stigma of anxiety and depression
  • Learn self-help strategies judges can use to become more stress-resilient, address mental health problems, and lead happier and more fulfilling lives

Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes
Recorded: May 11, 2020

Description

Judges, like many Americans, struggle with stress, anxiety, burnout, and depression. These conditions are made all the more difficult because of the isolation and loneliness judges often experience. A 2019 survey found many judges feel stressed by heavy caseloads and being the sole decision-maker on weighty matters before them.

Join this 90 minute presentation customized to meet the unique demands of judges affected by day-to-day stress of their responsibilities.

Attendees of the seminar will learn about:
  • Constructive ways to combat the stigma of anxiety and depression
  • Policies and procedures to assist judges in dealing with treatable mental health problems
  • Self-help strategies judges can use to become more stress-resilient and lead happier and more fulfilling careers
This program was recorded on May 11th, 2020.

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American Bar Association
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Panelists

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Daniel T. Lukasik

Of Counsel
Maxwell Murphy, LLP

Dan is the Attorney of Counsel at Maxwell Murphy, LLC.

Dan graduated from Buffalo State College with a degree in psychology, magna cum laude, in 1984, and the University at Buffalo School of Law, cum laude, in 1988.

Dan’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, AARP magazine, The National Law Journal, The Huffington Post, Esperanza magazine, on CNN, and many other national and international publications. Click here for a complete list. He has lectured around the country on the topics of stress, anxiety, and depression.

Dan is the Executive Producer for of the original documentary, “A Terrible Melancholy: Depression in the Legal Profession,” which has been viewed by mental health organizations, colleges, and universities around the country. He was the recipient of Roger Stone Public Advocacy Award from the Mental Health Association of Erie County, the Spirit Award from Compeer, an organization dedicated to pairing mentors with people struggling with mental illness, the Public Service Merit Award from the New York State Bar Association, and The Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service from his law school alma mater for his work in assisting those with depression in his community.


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