Mental Health Efforts Will Support Diversity in Legal Industry


CLE credits earned: 1 Mental Health Credit

This course addresses the mental health needs in the legal field, particularly for minority attorneys. Minorities have traditionally been disparately impacted by economic downturns and that pattern is holding true for the current COVID-19 pandemic. Minorities also are less likely to seek mental health support during stressful times. Law firms and in-house departments can and should do more to address these issues. This course reviews mental health needs and what can be done to create stronger mental health support in legal community.

Key topics to be discussed:

• Disparate impact of economic downtowns on minorities
• Lack of mental health resources in minority communities
• Why it matters to support mental health in legal community
• What can be done to have stronger mental health support in legal community

Date / Time: July 13, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: July 13, 2020

Patricia Silva | Lathrop GPM

Patricia Silva’s practice is focused on litigation in federal and state courts across the country as well as mediation and arbitration. Licensed in Florida, Illinois and Missouri state and federal courts, Patricia has also represented clients in Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, Arizona and Tennessee. Her practice spans a wide variety of industries. Patricia focuses in tort cases involving nuisance, products liability, breaches of warranty and toxic tort allegations. She has also represented small business owners and franchisors. In addition to litigation, she also advises clients on best practices for contracts warranties, in an effort to avoid the courts. A strong advocate for pro bono work, Patricia’s representative experience includes providing legal services to domestic violence matters in St. Louis County and prisoners’ rights cases in the Southern District of Illinois. Her dedication to helping others in need aligns with Lathrop GPM’s commitment to community service. Prior to joining the firm, she was a law clerk for the Honorable James Lawrence King in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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