The M&B Weekly     
March 18, 2013  
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Jane Dobisz
In this issue...
Guide for Persons with Mental Health Conditions Who Want to Work
First Monday Lunch Series: Service Dogs
Job Openings at Margolis & Bloom
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Guide for Persons with Mental Health Conditions Who Want to Work

Although a staggering number of individuals with mental health conditions do not work, competitive employment remains a vibrant goal for most, and most people with mental health conditions are able to work successfully if they receive the support they need. The Temple University Collaborative has written "A Practical Guide for People With Mental Health Conditions Who Want to Work," designed for people with mental health diagnoses who want to return to successful careers.  The Guide offers encouragement and vital information on the importance of work, the availability of rehabilitation programs, the in-and-outs of the Social Security Administration's work incentives, the challenges of starting a new job and grappling with disclosure, and strategies for long-term success at work. Designed for those with mental health conditions to use on their own, or as part of a return-to-work group in community mental health centers, psychiatric rehabilitation programs, or peer-run agencies, the Guide aims to help people achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Click here to read the full guide.
First Monday Lunch Series:  Service Dogs

Our First Monday Lunch for Professionals
on April 1st will feature Kristin Hartness who speaks nationally and internationally on the value of assistance dogs in the lives of people living with a variety of disabilities.  A service dog user herself, Kristin knows first hand the independence a well-trained canine brings to an individual.  The program will dicuss:
  • What a service dog is.
  • How to evaluate a training program.
  • How to decide if a service dog is right for you or someone you know.
  • The laws that define service dogs and govern their acess to public spaces.

We're delighted that Kristin's dog, Asha, will be joining the program as well.


The program will take place on Monday, April 1, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Margolis & Bloom office in Boston.


Please click here to register and to learn more about the program.

Job Openings at Margolis & Bloom 


We have an immediate need for an Associate Attorney and an Administrative Assistant to join our dynamic, service-oriented staff. For both positions, we seek people who can work both independently and collaboratively to improve the lives of our clients and their families. Both positions involve significant client contact and responsibility for achieving results.

We prefer experienced applicants, but will train individuals ready to make a long-term commitment to the firm.  If either of these positions are of interest, please e-mail your resume along with a cover letter and writing sample to All submissions will be held in strict confidence. 

Green News
Nominations are now open for the City of Boston's Greenovate Awards!  These awards recognize local green pioneers in three different areas - residential, business and sustainable food. To learn more about the awards, how to submit nominations and view past winners, click here for further information.