The MSBA YLS Wellness Committee is hosting an intimate virtual meeting with experienced lawyers from the MSBA Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP). The meeting will consist of an introductory portion from Kate Sinclair and Elizabeth (Beth) Hill (see below bios) to include directed wellness exercises and core information about LAP’s services. Kate and Beth will then lead the discussion on their personal mental health journey as lawyers and the struggles they have experienced. The format will then turn to a roundtable discussion with prompted questions to provide engagement. YOU DO NOT need to speak if you are not comfortable; the questions you choose to answer/participation level is entirely up to each person.
What is LAP? The Lawyer Assistance Program is available to all lawyers in Maryland and is committed to providing assistance to lawyers, judges, and law school students facing substance abuse, addiction, or mental health complications. LAP offers assessment, referral, short-term counseling, and continued support to insure long term success. The recent expansion of the Lawyer Assistance Program offers a network of counselors across the entire state. Contact us for more information. Our services are free and confidential.
About our speakers:
Beth Hill is a docket attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel (but she’s not here to talk about tax.) She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2017 with a concentration in business law following a career in banking. Ms. Hill became a client of the MSBA Lawyer’s Assistance Program (“MSBA LAP”) upon entry to law school in 2013 and joined the MSBA LAP Committee upon graduation in 2017. Ms. Hill serves regularly as a moot court judge for the UMBC Mock Trial series and helps with training and presentations for MSBA LAP. She enjoys long walks in the park with her dogs, nihilistic humor with her family, and regulating financial institutions for the greater good.
Kate Sinclair is a member at Silverman Thompson Slutkin and White. Her practice involves criminal and civil litigation including business litigation, constitutional challenges, securities enforcement and government compliance, health care fraud defense, criminal defense, and civil and criminal appeals. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. She has been involved in LAP as a volunteer and committee member since 2014. Her experience includes assisting with trainings, wellness initiatives, and volunteer coordination. She is also a wife to an attorney and they are the parents of a seventh grader and a kindergartener – and she spends as much time cleaning up after her family and dog as she does working!
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