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May 30, 2021


You may remember that Beth Beattie (who spoke at FOLA’s May 2021 Plenary and who the LSO featured during their Mental Health for Legal Professionals Summit) has emailed FOLA to offer her serviced to any our Law Associations who might like her to speak to your members.  

She noted that 68% of all attendees from the LSO’s Mental Health Summit were from outside the GTA and many were sole practitioners or came from small firms – meaning that your members are likely interested in learning more. 

Beth is currently Senior Counsel at the Ministry of the Attorney General Civil Law Division, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Long-Term Care Branch.  Her talk would include her sharing her personal story of living with bipolar disorder while working as a lawyer; addressing the prevalence of mental illness in law offices and the isolation and stigma associated with it especially; and the array of reasons why lawyers choose not to disclose mental illness and how certain barriers can be overcome. 

She would also offer tips for getting (and staying) well, signs to look for in colleagues who may not be doing well and how best to support them, and strategies if one chooses to reveal a mental illness at work.

If you would like to invite Beth to speak to your organization, please email Katie ( with proposed times/dates and indicate the name of your Law Association and she will pass that information on to Beth.  


Curious about what Beth might talk about?  Check out her video from FOLA’s Spring 2021 Plenary!