Young lawyers are starting an important conversation

  • January 28, 2020

CBA Law Student Section Executive (clockwise from top left): Julia Kingdon, Natalie Potvin, Vincent Li, Braeden Cornick, Katie Short, Avechi Chimara, Acacia Rambow, Charlene Scheffelmair, Emma MacIntosh, Athená

Hear from the young lawyers behind this initiative

Last October, the Mental Health and Awareness Committee of the Young Lawyers Section ran the first annual “Law Needs Wellness Because…” campaign. The campaign invited members of the legal community from all over the country to share a photo with their reflections on why wellness is important for our profession. It drew inspiration from two successful previous campaigns: McGill Law’s “Law Needs Feminism Because…” campaign as well as a similar wellness campaign undertaken at the CBA’s 2018 Midwinter Meeting in New Brunswick.

The aim of the campaign was to normalize conversations about mental health and inspire lawyers to take good care of themselves. Using #lawneedswellnessbecause on Twitter and Facebook, the first annual Law Needs Wellness Because… campaign was a big success, with 623 Tweets, 118 Facebook frame downloads, and media coverage in Slaw Magazine.

Check out the campaign photos and other wellness resources for young lawyers.

If you want to get involved with the Mental Health & Awareness Committee or next year’s Law Needs Wellness Because… campaign, please contact us!

And while we have your attention…

Save the date!

CBA Young Lawyers Conference
Toronto, Ontario
Friday, June 5, 2020