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Suicide Among Lawyers

1 hour MCLE Credit in Competence Issues

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lawyers rank 4th in suicides. All across the nation, lawyers are killing themselves at alarming rates. The State Bar of California, has added a ‘mental illness’ component to mandatory continuing legal education. The reasons and circumstances precipitating suicide vary, but the stresses of practicing law are the same.

Join nationally recognized speaker on this topic, Katherine Bender, Ph.D., from the Dave Nee Foundation, for an honest discussion about suicide in the legal profession. Dr. Bender discusses the stress and depression that begins as early as law school and grimly plagues many attorneys throughout their careers. Dr. Bender will leave you with a lot to think about.

Program Highlights:

  • Suicide in law school
  • Triggers of suicide
  • Why practicing law is so stressful
  • Are there warning signs?
  • Workaholism
  • The public perception of a lawyer vs. reality
  • How to reach out to colleagues at risk
  • Where to seek confidential assistance
  • Living healthier professional and personal lives
On Demand MI51090-191

Recorded 9/14

 

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lawyers rank 4th in suicides. All across the nation, lawyers are killing themselves at alarming rates. The State Bar of California, has added a ‘mental illness’ component to mandatory continuing legal education. The reasons and circumstances precipitating suicide vary, but the stresses of practicing law are the same.

Join nationally recognized speaker on this topic, Katherine Bender, Ph.D., from the Dave Nee Foundation, for an honest discussion about suicide in the legal profession. Dr. Bender discusses the stress and depression that begins as early as law school and grimly plagues many attorneys throughout their careers. Dr. Bender will leave you with a lot to think about.

Program Highlights:

  • Suicide in law school
  • Triggers of suicide
  • Why practicing law is so stressful
  • Are there warning signs?
  • Workaholism
  • The public perception of a lawyer vs. reality
  • How to reach out to colleagues at risk
  • Where to seek confidential assistance
  • Living healthier professional and personal lives

KATHERINE BENDER

KATHERINE BENDER

Upon graduating from Georgetown University as an English and Theology major, Katherine Bender began teaching at an independent Catholic secondary school for girls in Philadelphia. During this time, she became increasingly interested in the social concerns of young women and decided to pursue a degree in community counseling with a focus on women's issues at the University of Scranton. After completing an internship providing individual counseling to undergraduate students at a residential college, as part of her Masters degree in counseling, she began working as a full time mental health counselor for college students in Daytona Beach, Florida. Recognizing that advocating for students with mental health issues in higher education would likely require a Ph.D., Kate began her doctoral work at Old Dominion University in January of 2011 and conducted research for her dissertation on college student suicide prevention. She joined the team at the Dave Nee Foundation, as programming consultant, in September of 2012 to coordinate the Uncommon Counsel program. Kate completed her doctorate in Counseling from Old Dominion University in August of 2013 and in September was invited to work full time as the programming director for the Dave Nee Foundation. During her time with the Foundation, the Uncommon Counsel program has grown in the number of schools it served (35 law schools in 2013-4 spanning across all regions of the United States) and in the number of state bar association presentations. She sees her role with the Dave Nee Foundation as an excellent way to continue to provide outreach services and to raise awareness about depression, anxiety, and suicide prevention for higher education students.

Products specifications
REQUIRED SUBJECTS Competence Issues
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
Products specifications
REQUIRED SUBJECTS Competence Issues
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRODUCT GROUP CLE