Depression and the Practice of Law
Date: Dec 30, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Nancy Stek
- New Jersey State Bar Association, New Brunswick
- Ramon Ortiz, Esq
- Ramon Ortiz, Esq, Warwick
Prior to the start of the Pandemic, 8.5% of adults experienced depression. In 2021, that number rose to a staggering 32.8%. With the prevalence of depression among Americans, and particularly within the legal community, it is important for lawyers to be able to identify it and know how to address it. This brand-new program will educate lawyers about depression to help them better serve clients with depression and to help them be able to practice more effectively if they themselves have depression.
- Consequences of Untreated Depression in Lawyers
- The Varied Forms of Depression
- Theories of Depression and its Causes
- Basic Biology and Neurochemistry of Depression
- The Psychology of Depression
- Cognitive and Medication Treatments for Depression
- Other Ways to Combat Depression
- Where are the Resources for Help?