Taking Mental Health Seriously: A Review of the American National Judicial Stress and Resiliency Survey

It was recently reported in the Law Times that the isolation experienced during the pandemic is worsening lawyers’ mental health. Similarly, the American Bar Association released a study (conducted pre-pandemic) showing that judges are experiencing severe stress. The National Judicial Stress and Resiliency Survey showed that: almost 4 out of 10 judges reported stress from fatigue and low energy. 1 in … Continue reading Taking Mental Health Seriously: A Review of the American National Judicial Stress and Resiliency Survey

In Praise of the Honourable Justice Clement Gascon

Recently, the Honourable Justice Clement Gascon of the Supreme Court of Canada addressed his momentary absence from work on May 8th, 2019. For over twenty years, I have been dealing with a sometimes insidious illness: depression and anxiety disorders. This is an illness that can be treated and controlled, some days better than others.¬†On the … Continue reading In Praise of the Honourable Justice Clement Gascon