HR sub-section: April 10, 2019 – Law Society of BC Mental Health Task Force – Overview of First Report

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Date(s) - April 10th, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Four Seasons Hotel
791 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia


It is well documented that those in the legal profession experience mental health and substance use disorders at rates much greater than that of the general population and the majority of other professions. Accordingly, the Law Society has initiated a Mental Health Task force to assist with two key goals: reducing stigma around mental health issues and developing an integrated mental health review concerning the current regulatory approach to discipline and admissions.

In December 2018, the Task Force released their First Interim Report with a number of recommendations. Please join us on April 10, to hear from Derek Lacroix, QC, Task Force member and Executive Director of the Lawyers Assistance Program.  Derek will be providing an overview of the Task Force’s work and recommendations, and how law firms can play a role in this important discussion.

  • Discussion of how the culture and stressors unique to the legal profession can contribute to mental health/addictions problems and create barriers to open dialogue
  • An overview of the First Interim Report and the 13 recommendations provided therein
  • How can we as HR professionals and management play a positive role.

We think this is an important session for HR, as well as others involved with directly managing lawyer and student programs so we ask you to extend the invite accordingly in your firm.

Baby Kale Salad
Seared Salmon
Fresh Berry Cheesecake

Please make cheques of $50.50 (inclusive of gratuity & $2.40 GST)  payable to BC Legal Management Association. Cheques may be mailed in advance to PO Box 75562, RPO Edgemont Village, North Vancouver, B.C. V7R 4X1 or brought to the meeting.  Any questions can be directed to Megan McAllister (

Please RSVP by April 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm.

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