Broadcast Date: Monday, March 27, 2023
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


The high level of stress and heavy workloads in the legal industry are drastically impacting the mental health of legal professionals. While the alarming rise in the number of affected lawyers has sparked preventive measures to nurture their mental health, other issues like stigma and fear of the negative implications on their careers are what hold lawyers back from speaking up. Thus, fostering awareness of the mental health challenges facing the profession and highlighting solutions are critical in upholding a meaningful workplace culture and work-life balance among lawyers.

In this CLE Webcast, The Knowledge Group presents ardent mental health and well-being advocate Mark Yacano (Major, Lindsey & Africa) and mental healthcare practitioner Atty. Carolyn Reinach Wolf (Abrams Fensterman, LLP) for an in-depth discussion of emerging mental health issues in the legal profession. The distinguished speakers will also share practical tips and effective strategies to manage the mental well-being of lawyers.

Key topics that will be covered in this discussion are:

  • Mental Well-Being in the Legal Industry: Trends and Statistics
  • The Impact of Poor Mental Well-Being in the Legal Profession
  • Other Challenges and Critical Issues
  • Key Approaches to Medical Interventions Among Lawyers


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast





Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Ethics and Professionalism


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Mark Yacano, Managing Director
Passionate Advocate for Mental Health

Major, Lindsey & Africa

Mark is a Managing Director on our Transform Advisory Services team.  He has, for over 30 years, helped clients manage their business and legal risks and improve their operational efficiency.  Today, he works with a broad range of clients to assess how well they deliver services to their internal stakeholders and develop and implement systems and processes to perform better.

Mark takes a holistic approach to legal department transformation.  He focuses on the development and upskilling of talent and takes an approach to organizational design that focuses both on how legal departments organize and manage their professionals and how technology can enable better performance and drive operational efficiencies

Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Executive Partner
Mental Hygiene Law Expert

Abrams Fensterman, LLP

Carolyn Reinach Wolf is an Executive Partner in the law firm of Abrams, Fensterman, LLP in Lake Success, New York and Director of the Firm’s Mental Health Law practice. She is the only attorney in the country with a family-focused practice dedicated to serving individuals and families struggling with serious mental illness and/or alcohol/drug addiction. Supported by a team of expert clinicians and her departmental attorneys, she specializes in guiding families through the complex landscape of legal issues that impact loved ones with serious mental illness and/or substance abuse issues. She also represents institutions, such as major hospital systems, mental health, healthcare and addiction professionals, and higher educational institutions. Ms. Wolf is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and was profiled by The New York Times in a 2013 story entitled, “A Guide in the Darkness,” which ran on the front page of the Sunday Edition Metro section.



Mark YacanoManaging Director

Major, Lindsey & Africa

  • The state of well-being on the legal area.


Carolyn Reinach WolfExecutive Partner

Abrams Fensterman, LLP

  • Identifying “red flag” behaviors of those who may be suffering from mental health and/or substance abuse issues.
  • Mental Health Legal Tool Kit: Legal and clinical interventions available to support those in need.
  • Lawyer Assistance Programs available through State or County Bar Associations.

Date & Time:

Monday, March 27, 2023

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Lawyers/Attorneys
  • Law Clerks
  • Paralegals
  • Legal Assistants
  • Law Office Managers


Mark YacanoManaging Director
Passionate Advocate for Mental Health
Major, Lindsey & Africa
Carolyn Reinach WolfExecutive Partner
Mental Hygiene Law Expert
Abrams Fensterman, LLP



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