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Lachtman Cohen Organizing and Sponsoring Symposium About Mental Health and Well-Being in the Legal Profession

January 28, 2020 /by /News

Lachtman Cohen P.C., in partnership with the Westchester County Bar Association and the Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, is proud to be the organizer and sponsor of Swept Under the Rug: a CLE-eligible symposium on mental health and well-being in the legal profession.

The program will take place on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at Haub Law in the Moot Court Room, Gerber Glass Ground Floor. Attorneys will have the opportunity to earn up to 1.5 CLE credit hours.

Our panelists will discuss:

  • Overview of Mental Health and Depression/Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
  • Why We Have This Problem: Contributing Factors for Attorneys and Judges
  • What We Need to Do
    • Define and Understand Stigma
    • Eliminate the Stigma Around Mental Health
    • Change the Culture in Law Firms
    • Change the Culture in Law Schools
    • How We Can Help Law Students
  • Personal Journeys
  • Seeking Help and Resources

Brian S. Cohen
, Partner, Lachtman Cohen P.C. 

Dr. Peter Faustino, PsyD
President, Westchester County Psychological Association
Adrienne Gurman, Ambassador, Bring Change 2 Mind
Joseph Milowic III, Partner, Quinn Emanuel / Founder, Lawyers Depression Project
Michael Orth, Commissioner, Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health
Hon. John C. Rowley, Founding Chairperson, NYSBA Judicial Wellness Committee
Hon. Daniel A. Seymour, Chair, Westchester County Bar Association Lawyer Assistance Program
James Stanford, MBA, Managing Director, Fitzroy Health / Director, Dave Nee Foundation
Hon. Susan M. Sullivan-Bisceglia, Chair, NYS Magistrates Association, Judicial Wellness Committee

There will be a Q&A following this discussion. 

Buffet dinner will be served. Please feel free to invite a guest, and register any guests who plan to attend. Register here:

For questions or additional information about the symposium, contact Brian Cohen at or call 914-505-6093.