Over the past 15 months, three members of the Michigan Law community served on the state’s Task Force on Well-Being in the Law, which released a comprehensive report on August 21 with recommendations to address depression, anxiety, and substance use in the legal profession. The report emphasizes that improving well-being is critical to professional performance, client service, and the public's trust in the legal system.

Our own faculty member, Matthew Fletcher, who in addition to being part of Michigan Law’s faculty serves as a tribal court judge, said the dockets of many hundreds of tribal court systems are flooded with child welfare, juvenile justice, and other cases directly arising from poverty and colonialism. As a member of the task force, he provided the perspective of tribal prosecutors, presenting officers, and social workers. 


Read the full article, that was featured on the Michigan record yesterday, here