Navigating Mental Health and Addictions in the Legal Profession

  • 24 Mar 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Thompson Rivers University (House of Learning, Room 190) & Zoom


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Advocating for your own mental health and well-being can be a challenge when you are navigating the demands and expectations of the legal profession. Join our panel speakers, who will share their lived experiences with mental health and addictions for an opportunity to learn tools that will help you navigate and advocate for yourself during the various stages of your legal career. Our diverse panel will share how they have developed effective strategies to balance their legal career with their life outside of work, and their recommendations to create healthy and sustainable habits in their work life. 

    This event will be take place on March 24, 2023 at 11:00AM in a hybrid format: 

    • To attend virtually, please register on Zoom.
    • To attend in-person at Thompson Rivers University (House of Learning, Room 190), please register on our website.


    • Sumit Ahuja is a lawyer in BC practicing in the Area of high-conflict family law and immigration.  He is in recovery from alcohol and substance use and has acheived 6 years of sobriety.
    • Carrie Ng practiced exclusively in criminal law in the Lower Mainland for 10 years. Her own lived experience has led to a keen interest in the intersection of mental health and the criminal justice system.  Carrie is presently taking a leave from practice to pursue a Masters in Counselling Psychology
    • Derek Lacroix is the Executive Director of Lawyers Assistance Program, BC. He was a successful trial lawyer for many years and will share his experience practicing law before and after sobriety. Derek has helped thousands of lawyers struggling with mental health and addictions issues.


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