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Understanding ADHD in the Legal Profession

  • Thursday, December 14, 2023
  • 12:00 - 13:30
  • Zoom


  • (HST included in the price)

Understanding ADHD in the Legal Profession

Thursday, December 14, 2023 (12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.)

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This program qualifies for 50 min EDI and 40 min Substantive

Chair: Shaun Harvey, Riverview Legal Services

An American Bar Association study revealed that 12.5% of lawyers have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD, compared to only 4.5% of the general population. Individuals diagnosed with ADHD often struggle with sustained focus, organization, procrastination, and completing tasks on time. Most legal practitioners are under a fair amount of stress, which can exacerbate their ADHD symptoms. This can have a profound effect on professional performance, personal relationships, and overall emotional well-being. 

In this presentation, Shaun Harvey, will discuss his challenges and successes as a legal practitioner with ADHD. Shaun will discuss:

  • The unique challenges individuals with ADHD face in the legal profession
  • How individuals with ADHD might face additional barrier or stigma
  •  Accommodations and strategies for legal professionals with ADHD
  • Strategies for promoting equity and inclusion for individuals with ADHD in the legal profession.

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This program contains 50 min of EDI Content

Registration Fee: This is a free session for WRLA members. Non members cost is $40.00 

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