Diversity & the Bar Magazine

Studies show that lawyers suffer from high rates of depression and mental illness. A new study by a law professor who battles clinical depression says law schools can do a better job of talking to future lawyers about the issue of mental illness within the legal profession. In an essay in the Journal of Legal Education, Charlotte School of Law Assistant Professor Brian Clarke argues that law schools too often avoid dealing with the "the dark side" of being a lawyer. Having a more candid conversation with students about the challenges of the job can help them meet and overcome them after the graduate, he says. Read more



MCCA's Annual List of Rising Stars proves that the profession has upcoming talent who may or may not be of a certain age group or practice law as a second career, but they all give back.




Notes from the President & CEO

A Time for Change

THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR when many of us make and hopefully implement our resolutions for the new year. It’s considered a time that we can start fresh. We are often hopeful at what the new year and its possibilities can bring forth.

This issue showcases not only an expanded content direction for Diversity & the Bar, but provides insight into the best of the best. Whether it’s showcasing NAPABA’s Best Lawyers Under 40, learning about leading teams of attorneys or finding out how MCCA Founding Member Tom Sager has always opened doors for others, we find this issue bursting with content that can inspire our efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace. We have added regular columnists who are in our legal profession. Their insight can be extremely valuable to improving your practice of law. We hope that you agree. 

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  Joseph K. West President and CEO of MCCA

Joseph K. West
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Featured Columnist

DeAnna D. Allen

DeAnna D. Allen
Career Evolution

Alonzo L. Llorens Alonzo L. Llorens
Business Transactions
Miguel Rivera Sr. Miguel Rivera Sr.
General Counsel Insight
Gina Rogakos Gina Rogakos
Diverse Professional
Craig A. Thompson, Esq. Craig A. Thompson, Esq.
Litigation Matters



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