Margaret Ogden is the wellness coordinator at the Supreme Court of Virginia. She began her legal career as an assistant commonwealth attorney for the City of Roanoke before entering private practice, specializing in criminal defense in the Roanoke and New River Valleys.
Immediately prior to her position as the inaugural wellness coordinator for the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Lawyers Wellness Initiative, Margaret served as the staff attorney to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Fairness. In that role, she analyzed court policy, drafted and commented on proposed rules and legislation, and advised judges and attorneys on best practices for addressing bias in the state court system.
A native of Washington, D.C., Margaret graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Maryland’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and earned her JD at Washington & Lee School of Law.
Margaret Ogden, wellness coordinator at the Supreme Court of Virginia, shares insights into new initiatives focused on attorney mental health and wellbeing.
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