Out of the Shadows

The Wellness Committee of the Barristers Club presents

Out of the Shadows

A candid conversation on mental health and the legal profession

Date Thursday, May 19, 2022
Program 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
No MCLE provided.


Lita Abella
California Bar Association

Julia Clayton
The Lawyers
Depression Project
Jason Crain
Smith Shapourian Mignano


Sarah Hoffman
Venable LLP

It’s well-documented that attorneys have higher rates of depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges than most professions. Yet it remains a difficult topic to talks openly about – perhaps due to a reluctance to admit we need help. This mental health awareness month, the
wellness committee is hosting a panel to discuss how we can move the needle on mental wellbeing in the legal profession, including how to improve law firm culture and the resources available to attorneys to find and maintain emotional wellbeing.


  • Mental health and the legal profession
  • Promoting awareness on the issue
  • How firms can better support attorneys
  • Resources available to attorneys

Section Chair

Sarah Hoffman, Venable LLP

Event Code: B221250

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5/19/2022 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
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