Lexpert Magazine quotes Vancouver lawyer, Brook Greenberg, in an article about how professional firms in Canada have implemented mental health programs within their organizations.
‘Brook Greenberg, Bencher and Chair of the Mental Health Task Force, Law Society of BC, says, “law firms aren’t waiting for the demand to come externally” in institute wellness programs, they’re doing so for the intrinsic reasons and…for the business case. “There is increasingly a recognition of the business case for private law firms. Part of that is driven by increasing social science.”
‘Greenberg told Lexpert about the forces that gave rise to the Task Force: “More and more attention is being paid to mental health and substance abuse in our profession, which is higher, even compared to other high-stress professions.” The Law Society’s role as a regulator, he said, meant these issues were cause for concern and needed to be discussed.
“Why were lawyers so susceptible and what could we do as a regulator,” Greenberg asked of his colleague Benchers.