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Supporting Client and Lawyer Mental Wellness Through Divorce and Separation

Family Law Now LIve Recording Release
Written by Russell Alexander / (905) 655-6335

Recording Release – Supporting Client and Lawyer Mental Wellness Through Divorce and Separation

We’re pleased to share the recording release of Supporting Client and Lawyer Mental Wellness Through Divorce and Separation.

Navigating divorce or separation poses challenges for both clients and lawyers, alike. A critical aspect to consider is the impact this journey has on the mental health of these individuals. In this 1-hour presentation, family lawyer, Russell Alexander, joined by mental health professionals, Jonathan Paynter and Amrit Malhotra, discuss the complex dynamics of emotional strain in divorce and separation proceedings and shed light on essential aspects of mental wellness for both clients and legal professionals.

*This program has been accredited by the Law Society of Ontario and contains 1-hour of professionalism content.

They cover the following topics:

1. Recognizing the Emotional Toll of Divorce on Individuals

2. Impact on Families and Children: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

3. Emotional Toll of Separation/Divorce Proceedings on Lawyers

4. Relationship between Mental Well-being and Legal Outcomes

5. Creating a Supportive Legal Environment

6. Providing Emotional Support to Clients

7. Lawyer Self-Care Strategies: Recognizing Burnout Warning Signs

8. Q and A

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About the author

Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the Founder & Senior Partner of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.