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Town Hall for Attorneys and Law Students that Identify as Having a Disability (SJC Lawyer Well-Being Committee)


August 5, 2021 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hosted by the SJC Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being




The SJC Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being seeks to engage attorneys and law students that identify as having one or more disabilities in efforts to better understand the lived experiences and challenges faced by Massachusetts attorneys with disabilities to enhance lawyer well-being for all in the Commonwealth.

One major theme of the 2019 SJC Steering Committee Report was the importance of “[a] strong and on-going commitment to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in all our practices” as being “crucial to our individual and collective well-being.” To that end, we have hosted a series of Town Halls with multiple MA Affinity Bar Associations to learn more about particular challenges facing each of their communities and ideas they might have for what the SJC Standing Committee could do to help. The goal of these sessions is not for the Committee to tell the diverse lawyer populations of the Commonwealth what these challenges are or how we’re planning to respond, but for the Committee to really hear from affected individuals, so that we are better equipped to ensure that the individual and collective well-being challenges faced by diverse populations in the MA bar are reflected in the Committee’s ongoing work to improve the lives of lawyers and legal professionals throughout the Commonwealth.

Additional Details:

  • CART and ASL Services will be provided.

  • Any lawyer and law students is welcome to attend the meeting. However, we request that attendees that do not identify as having one or more disability attend with the goal of listening.

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