Suicide: Facing a Difficult Topic…together 

Feb. 28, 2020
Winnipeg MB


DATE: Friday, February 28, 2020
TIME: 12:00 Noon – 1:30pm
LOCATION: 2nd Floor Conference Room – 444 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg
TOPIC:  Suicide: Facing a Difficult Topic…together
SPEAKERS: Lisa LaBossiere, Partner - Myers LLP
Colleen McDuff, Executive Director - Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
Marian Goldstone, Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

Suicide is a major public health issue. It is the 11th leading cause of death in Canada and, alarmingly, the 3rd leading cause of death for lawyers. All of us in the legal community, and our friends and families, have been affected personally from or have colleagues who are experiencing depression, substance abuse, anxiety all of which are markers for increased suicide risk. At this CPD we will talk about suicide and its prevention, risks and protective factors. We will also talk about not being a bystander: how to tell if a colleague is struggling and what you can do and where you can turn to for help.

Please RSVP to the Manitoba Bar Association online. This session will be both in person and by webinar for those who would prefer to attend privately. If you wish, you may log into the webinar anonymously, but you will need to first register with the MBA to receive the dial-in information. You will need a laptop, PC, smartphone or tablet with an internet connection and sound to participate. Please RSVP (PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED). You will receive log-in information after you have registered on Thursday, February 27, 2020.  

This session will provide you with 1.5 hours of ethics, professional responsibility or practice management that can be applied towards your Law Society of Manitoba mandatory yearly continuing professional development requirement. 

Manitoba Bar Association 


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    Manitoba Bar Association
    1500-444 St. Mary Avenue
    Winnipeg, MB  R3C 3T1
    Ph: (204) 927-1210