Mental Illness in the Legal Profession Strategies for Coping



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Original Air Date:
April 26, 2024
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About the Program

As society has experienced a troubling increase in mental illness, the legal profession has long experienced a much-higher-than-average rate of mental illness. Identifying the root causes, contributing factors and possible solutions are critically important in achieving and maintaining mental health.

Meet the Speakers
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Michael Rexford


Partner King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, LLP

Michael Rexford is a partner in the firm’s entertainment transactions department, with a focus on
the music industry. His practice primarily involves the representation of creative talent and
companies in music, media, fashion, branding, new technologies and digital media, with
emphasis on negotiation and strategic guidance. Mr. Rexford has represented numerous
songwriters, recording artists, producers and companies in their sales and acquisitions of
publishing catalogs; recording catalogs; and name, image and likeness rights, and is a leader in
sales and acquisitions. Clients include songwriters, music publishers, recording artists, record
companies, producers, managers, music industry executives, models and fashion designers.

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Andreea Serban


Business Coaching Expert eLAWvation

Andreea Serban stands as a leader of holistic development within the legal community, expertly navigating the intersecting realms of law, psychology, and personal development. As a lawyer herself, she possesses an acute understanding of the profession’s intrinsic pressures and challenges. Beyond her legal practice, Andreea specializes in NLP Master techniques, Integrative Psychotherapy, and Satir Life Coaching, offering a comprehensive approach to fostering both professional achievements and personal growth among legal professionals.

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Michael Peters


Ramo Law PC

After spending four years working as a musician, with musicians, and for music companies in various facets including song pitching, A&R, film and TV licensing, recording, producing, songwriting, and performing in musical groups around the greater Los Angeles area, Michael Peters went to law school to pursue his passion for advocating for artists and the arts. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southwestern Law School’s SCALE Accelerated 2-year program in 2018. While at Southwestern, Michael furthered his knowledge of and passion for the entertainment industry by concentrating in entertainment and media law. He was a Dean’s Fellow, a member of the Southwestern Negotiations Honors Program, and awarded the Biederman Scholarship.

Michael has experience in a wide variety of entertainment law matters including the litigation and negotiation of copyright, contract, and privacy disputes, as well as transactional work such as music production agreements, film and TV production counsel, distribution counsel, film finance, copyright clearance, corporate creation and maintenance, and copyright and trademark management.

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