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Aug 28, 2023

Yale settles lawsuit over students’ mental health, studies

Yale University is settling a federal lawsuit that said the Ivy League school discriminated against students with mental health disabilities, including pressuring them to withdraw. The settlement agreement between Yale and an alumni and student group was announced Friday. Yale says it will modify its policies regarding medical leaves of absence, including streamlining the reinstatement process for[...]

May 25, 2023

Family of Colorado man killed by police during mental health crisis gets $19 million settlement

DENVER (AP) — The parents of a 22-year-old Colorado man killed by a sheriff’s deputy while suffering a mental health crisis won a $19 million settlement, the largest in state history, in a deal announced Tuesday. But they also achieved key changes in policing, including crisis intervention training for officers responding to people in distress […]

Jul 21, 2021

Understanding anger and its impact on lawyers  

By Dr. Tracey Meyers  BridgeTower Media Newswires  “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”  — Chinese proverb  Can we get rid of anger?  Many lawyers grapple with how to work with people who are angry: clients who are volatile, co-workers who are frequently upset, opposing counsel […]

Jul 21, 2021

How the legal profession could fight burnout better 

BY DUSTIN MCCRARY When a job takes a toll on your physical health, regulators step in to set certain safety guidelines. But there’s not much help for those of us in jobs that hurt our mental health. Members of the legal profession—including lawyers, paralegals and support staff—face working conditions that could not be worse for […]

Jun 30, 2021

Not playing hurt: Promoting mental health is a team effort 

  In the sporting world, athletes often “play hurt” through a variety of physical injuries. Competing now is their focal point, and long-term health risks the afterthought.   The practice of law is similar in many respects. Many lawyers often find it difficult, no matter what else they may be going through, to call for a substitute. So, they put on their game faces an[...]

Jan 28, 2021

Promoting mental health doesn’t need to be expensive

COVID-19 has been a historic public health crisis, but it’s also been a mental health crisis that has intersected with the legal profession’s ongoing concerns over promoting the mental health of attorneys and their staff. Large law firms at least have the advantage of being able to devote significant financial resources to mental health promotion. […]

Jul 5, 2017

Domestic Relations — Parent & Child – Termination of Parental Rights – Civil Practice – Subject Matter Jurisdiction

  In re A.L.L. (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-195-17, 26 pp.) (Lucy Inman, J.) Appealed from Guilford County District Court (Betty Brown & Angela Foster, JJ.) N.C. App. Holding: Even though a Michigan court had previously entered custody orders regarding the parties’ children, since the children and the respondent-mother had lived in North Carolina for more […]

May 10, 2016

Civil Rights – Mental Health Detainee Can Sue Officers

Goines v. Valley Community Services Board (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-084-16, 31 pp.) (Traxler, J.) No. 15-1589, May 9, 2016; USDC at Harrisonburg, Va. (Dillon, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: A plaintiff with speech and physical difficulties from cerebellar ataxia, who alleged he was advised by a cable television technician to report to police his neighbors’ illegal […]

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