How Quinn Emanuel Partner Joe Milowic Plunged to the Depths of Depression but Inspired Other Lawyers to Believe in Themselves (New York Law Journal)
New York Law Journal, March 28, 2019
How Quinn Emanuel Partner Joe Milowic Plunged to the Depths of Depression but Inspired Other Lawyers to Believe in Themselves
“Milowic is also heading up Quinn Emanuel’s program to combat substance abuse and depression. The firm signed the ABA’s lawyer well-being pledge in December. And he’s just completed a video for Lawdition, a website that is launching in April to provide TED-type talks for in-house counsel….But that’s not all Milowic does to crusade against untreated depression. He’s making an appearance on an ABA panel in May in New York City tackling mental health issues. He sits on the committee of the New York City Bar Association’s lawyer assistance program, tells his story at law firms that invite him and serves as a one-on-one mentor/monitor for lawyers who need his help. ‘If we can reach one person sitting in that audience who has a problem or knows someone who’s having a problem we feel like we have been successful,’ said Eileen Travis, who is director of the lawyer assistance program for the city bar. ‘And Joe’s right there at the forefront. He’s a tremendous resource in so many ways.'”
The City Bar’s Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) is a free, confidential service available to attorneys, judges, law students and their family members, in New York City, who are struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, depression, anxiety and stress, as well as other addictions and mental health issues. LAP’s confidential hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 212.302.5787.