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Mental Health Summit for Legal Professionals (Day 2)

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT



Thursday, May 20, 2021 (9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.)

CPD EDI Accredited

Approved for LAWPRO Risk Management Premium Credit

CPD Hour(s)*

0 Substantive 8 h EDI Professionalism (for both days)


View this webcast-only program from your home or office computer


Beth Beattie, Counsel, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Teresa Donnelly, Treasurer, Law Society of Ontario


​As a legal professional, your work could pose real challenges to your mental health every day — even before the pandemic. Those challenges are now multiplied. At this summit, you hear directly from legal professionals who experience mental illness about how they tackle these issues in their professional lives. Speakers discuss the impact of workplace and legal culture on members’ mental health and how to reduce stigma in the legal professions. A must-attend event for paralegals, lawyers, articling and paralegal students, law office diversity committees, and articling principals, you leave with effective tools to address mental health in your legal workplace, and learn how to support your colleagues with mental health issues.


  • Beth Beattie, Counsel, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Teresa Donnelly, Treasurer, Law Society of Ontario
  • Françoise Mathieu, Psychotherapist and Co-Executive Director, TEND Academy
  • Ramz Aziz, Osler Hoskin Harcourt LLP
  • Hayley Pitcher, Counsel, Constitutional Law Branch, Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Malini Vijaykumar, Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP
  • Otto Ranalli, Lawyer, Ontario Human Rights Commission, Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Shannon Chace, Director, Legal Services Branch, Ontario Ministry of Education
  • Nikki Gershbain, Chief Inclusion Officer, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Thomas Telfer, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario
  • Charlene Theodore, Legal Counsel, Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association and President, Ontario Bar Association

Registration Options

Learning format *
Live Webcast
Includes registration for both days.

Total CPD Hours for both days = 0 h Substantive + 8 h EDI Professionalism

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