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Challenging the Stigma: A conversation about lawyer wellbeing and mental health with keynote speaker Ross Szabo

Day: February 27, 2020

Help is Available. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask.

By Pamela ThibodeauFrom Bar Association of Erie County Bulletin – Fall 2019, Vol. 59, Issue No. 1September 20, 2019 Practicing law can be a tremendously fulfilling and rewarding endeavor. At the same time, it can also be incredibly stressful and damaging to our mental health and overall quality of life. We and our colleagues may …

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New Emergency Alert System for the NYS UCS

An Announcement from the Office of Court Administration Dear Academy Members and Friends,  I am writing to notify you about an important change in the manner in which the New York State Unified Court System sends out emergency notifications about our courts. Significant numbers of attorneys throughout the state are signed up to receive our …

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Call for attorneys for the Federal Court’s Volunteer Pro Bono Panel

From Hon. Frank P. Geraci, Jr., Chief United States District Judge The Western District of New York has a long history of providing pro bono representation to eligible litigants in civil cases, and on behalf of the Court I would like to thank those of you who have performed or are currently providing pro bono …

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Law School Grads in NY Won’t Face Mental Health Inquiry

New York law students battling depression, anxiety and other mental health issues will no longer suffer in silence for fear that treatment may prevent them from becoming a lawyer. In a major victory for the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), mental health-related questions have been removed from the state bar application effective immediately. The …

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Say Yes Buffalo Serves as Model Organization in Comprehensive Study

A study focused on the work of Say Yes Buffalo, “Building Impact: A Closer Look at Local Cross-Sector Collaborations for Education,” was completed by four researchers from the Columbia University Teachers College in December 2019. That study, commissioned by the Wallace Foundation, examined the collaborative, “cross-sector” nature at the heart of organizations like Say Yes …

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