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Joe Ankus

Joe Ankus

Joe is the President of Ankus Consulting, Inc.- one of South Florida’s longest established and respected legal recruiting firms. He has successfully placed over 500 attorneys in a wide range of positions with leading law firms and corporations- primarily in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. He is a certified instructor for Mental Health First Aid- a leading evidence based educational program appropriate for attorneys, law firms, corporations and law students. Mental Health First Aid aims to teach members of the public how to respond in a mental health emergency and offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress. Joe has advised thousands of attorneys and considers Mental Health First Aid as complementary to his professional recruiting practice. Joe graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, with a concentration in Communication Systems and a minor from the Wharton School in Marketing. He then earned his J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law, with honors, and was a Senior Editor of the Florida Law Review. Before becoming a legal recruiter in 1991, Joe was an associate with two of the nation’s largest law firms- Dechert in Philadelphia and Holland & Knight in Miami.

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Guest Appearances
December 22, 2022

Why Lawyer Mental Health and Wellness Matters

The demanding hours and stressful work environments of the legal industry can often have detrimental effects on lawyers and legal professionals. Mental health issues among lawyers are notoriously prevalent, as are suicide, substance...

May 29, 2018

Mental Health First Aid Training

In todays episode, Joe Ankus gives his thoughts about mental health first aid training and what positive impacts it can have on law firms that use it.