Please join me for a discussion about my battle with depression and panic disorder, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. I will be addressing how it felt as a kid, how it looked to the adults around me, my road through recovery, how I deal with set backs, and how I experience the stigma of being a professional with a mental illness.
The YWCA is on a mission to Stand Against Racism and UYWF is joining them! Monica Williams Harris and Mandi Clay have been friends for over ten years and have learned a LOT from each other about race issues. A few years ago they decided to have these conversations publicly, and the outcome was amazing! Participants asked REAL and TOUGH questions about race and got frank answers from Monica & Mandi. Join them for another brave and frank conversation about inter-racial relationships, discrimination, and inclusion. Come prepared to ask the questions you have always had but never wanted to say out loud!
This is a virtual event on facebook. Law students and lawyers from anywhere are welcome to attend for only $4.99! As a law student, you may have been to a number of discussions about what it means to be a female attorney in today's world - but this is a whole different experience. This is not sanitized or censored. You will hear REAL stories about REAL lawyers and you will get practical advice to help guide you in your career.
There are two opportunities to attend this event! Click on the date to register. The goal is to create an open dialogue with participants, so each event will be unique and will not be recorded.
ABOUT OUR FACILITATORS
MANDI CLAY, ESQ.
Mandi Clay is a lawyer, mediator, business owner, voluntary bar leader, public speaker, and published author. She has a passion for sharing the truth on difficult topics - everything from mental illness to racism.
Currently, she is the President of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, Secretary for the Florida Bar Standing Committee on Mental Health and Wellness of Florida Lawyers, and a member of the Florida Bar Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee. Over the last 14 years, she clerked for two federal district judges and worked for a number of law firms, including one of the largest firms in the world. She now owns her own practice, Three Thirteen Law, PLLC, and is using this autonomy to increase her opportunities to talk about social issues that really matter to her. Mandi has spoken to groups both large and small throughout the country and the most frequent comment she receives is that her honesty is a "breath of fresh air" for the attendees. You can find her written words in 50 Lessons for Women Lawyers from Women Lawyers, published in 2019, at Lesson 13 and learn more about her law practice at www.threethirteenlaw.com.
APRIL GOODWIN, ESQ.
Attorney April S. Goodwin has been an attorney for nearly 20 years. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and obtained her JD from Ohio Northern University. Since 2015, April has been the owner of The Goodwin Firm, a boutique law firm focusing on employer rights and pet rights.
April was diagnosed with ADHD at age 32 after she’d been practicing law for over three years. Upon reading recently that a 2016 American Bar Association study found that lawyers struggle with ADHD at more than 2½ times the rate of other adults, she and a colleague started an online support group for women attorneys with ADHD.
April is a member of the Florida Bar Association and is admitted to the United States District Courts in the Middle District of Florida, Southern District of Florida, and Northern District of Florida. She lives in Pinellas County, Florida with her significant other Ryan, their two Australian shepherds, Chewbacca and Dr. Indy Anna Jones (aka Chewie and Indy) who are even more hyper than she is.
KRISTINA FEHER, ESQ.
Kristina Feher is the managing member of Feher Law, P.L.L.C. in St. Petersburg, Florida. Kristina practices in the areas of bankruptcy and family law. Kristina received her B.S. in Criminology from Barry University and her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. Kristina is a St. Petersburg native.
Kristina serves as the Secretary for the Florida Association for Women Lawyers Board of Directors (FAWL). She served as a Chapter Representative, representing Pinellas County, on the FAWL Board of Directors for 2019-2020. She served as President of the Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers from 2018-2019. She is currently the Chair of a 6th Circuit Grievance Committee. She previously served as a 6th Circuit Representative for The Florida Bar Young Lawyers’ Division Board of Governors. In 2019, Kristina received the 6th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Award and the Community Law Program Volunteer of the Year Award. She is also an Adjunct Professor for St. Petersburg College’s Paralegal Studies Program.