Justice Mann Appointed to Lead SCV’s Wellness Initiative
On March 2, 2023, Chief Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn appointed Justice Thomas P. Mann to serve as chair of the Virginia Lawyers’ Wellness Initiative, succeeding Senior Justice William C. Mims. Justice Mann will oversee the collaborative efforts of the Supreme Court of Virginia; the Virginia Law Foundation; the Virginia State Bar; statewide, local, and specialty bar associations; and Virginia’s law schools to provide education and assistance to judges, lawyers, legal staff, and law students regarding professional health and wellness initiatives, with a specific focus on improving mental health and addressing substance abuse in the legal profession.
On June 17, 2022, the Virginia General Assembly elected Judge Thomas P. Mann for a 12-year term on the Supreme Court of Virginia commencing August 1, 2022. Before his election to the supreme court, Thomas Mann was a judge of the Fairfax Circuit Court and the 19th Judicial District’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. He earned a bachelor’s degree from New York University and his law degree from the American University College of Law.
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