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Law Reform: Your vulnerability is your strength | Elsa Ascencio

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @ 2:02 PM | By Elsa Ascencio

“Are you sure you want to come forward with your story? The legal community is small and you will be known for your depression.”

Almost a year ago, I went public with my story. I was living with depression while finishing law school and starting my articles at a prominent, union-side boutique firm in Ottawa. My peers were celebrating 3L as the “easy year” of their law school. But for me, 3L was a nightmare. I felt as if I was the only one suffering....