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Oct 24, 2022

Hon. Elizabeth R. Feffer (Ret.) to Present on “How are you, really? Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Post-Pandemic World”

Presented by BHBA

About the Program:

Now, two years after the COVID-19 pandemic-related closures, in what many describe as the “New Normal,” there has been a worldwide focus on the effects of the pandemic upon mental health. The World Health Organization’s campaign to make mental health and well-being for all a global priority included declaring October 10 to be World Mental Health Day. In addition to the WHO’s declaring a global mental health crisis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that substance abuse and drug overdose deaths greatly increased during the pandemic.

Pre-pandemic, the stresses of the legal profession put lawyers at risk for abuse of legal and illegal substances. Now that courts have reopened, and in-person jury trials have resumed, has the legal profession returned to the pre-pandemic baseline?

The presentation will discuss mental well-being and substance use disorders in the legal profession today.

Speakers: Hon. Elizabeth R. Feffer (Ret.) | Mediator/Arbitrator | ADR Services, Inc.
Moderator: Nadira Imam | Senior Associate | Law Offices of Lawrence H. Jacobson

This program is FREE for BHBA Members and $35 for Non Members.

Thursday, November 3, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Pacific via ZOOM

Register Here