DI03 Mental Health and Acquired Issues in the Disability Context (2021CLC)

Thursday, June 17, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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The Diversity and Inclusion Track

Presented by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

About the Program

This session will address how attorneys can become affected by mental health and acquired disabilities and what law firms can do to support them. Many attorneys acquire health conditions and become impaired but don’t view it as a disability and are afraid to mention it. This seminar is intended to discuss those issues. 

You Will Learn

  • What issues are considered to be a disability
  • The factors that contribute to attorneys not knowing they have a disability/ignore that they have a disability
  • How firms and other organizations can support attorneys with disabilities 

Who Should Attend

Law firm personnel, lawyers with acquired health conditions, and anyone interested in disability terms. 

CLE Credit

1.0 CT (Ethics)

Speakers

Stephen Byers Stephen M. Byers
Disability Rights Connecticut, Hartford

Michelle M. Duprey
City of New Haven—Office of Corporation Counsel, New Haven

Kimberly Jacobsen Kimberly Jacobsen
Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities, Hartford

Moderator

Kathy Flaherty Kathleen Flaherty
Connecticut Legal Rights Project Inc., Middletown