Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession - Mental Health and Double Stigma

Event Description

The primary focus of this program is to understand and demonstrate how implicit bias discussions in the legal profession must include mental health (including substance use) and stress issues.  This program will begin with a general understanding of the concept of implicit bias and discuss how implicit bias stands in the way of lawyers seeking the help they need for mental health and stress issues.  While it’s hard for anyone to ask for help, there is a double stigma for those already in underrepresented groups.  This program will address the challenges faced by lawyers, judges, and law students when asking for help for mental health issues. It will also address the relationship between mental health issues and diversity and inclusion. The program includes a discussion of strategies to overcome these issues.


Joan Bibelhausen | Executive Director | Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

CLE Credits:

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit | Event Code: 417380


Free for all attendees

Deadline to register: October 20, 2021

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments: Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy

Accommodations: The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Sarah Grundhoefer

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Friday, October 22, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Live Webinar via Zoom