May 7- 11, 2018 is Mental Health Week in Canada, an annual event planned by the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Join us on the afternoon of May 9th to hear from Orlando Da Silva who will share his personal and compelling story of striving for mental wellness as well as his thoughts on the signs to watch out for and self-help tools available for people working in the legal profession. His thoughts and guidance will resonate with both lawyers and staff members at Osler.
Read more about Orlando below:
Orlando Da Silva, counsel in the Indigenous Litigation Team of the Ministry of the Attorney General, has been a litigator for 24 years, conducting complex Indigenous and corporate-commercial litigation. He was a partner at BLG prior to joining the Ontario Public Service. From 2014-2015, Orlando served as the President of the Ontario Bar Association, where he made wellness in the profession a priority for his term. In that capacity and many others, Orlando has made many contributions to the legal profession and the community at large, including founding award-winning workplace wellness support tools, which attracted international recognition.
Orlando has been invited to speak many times across Canada and in the media about wellness issues, through which his message has reached over 6 million people.
In recognition of his many contributions, Orlando has been awarded the Law Society Medal, the OBA Distinguished Service Award, The Tom Marshall Award of Excellence for Public Sector Lawyers, and the CAMH Transforming Lives Award. In 2015, Orlando was named one of the 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.