Lisa Smith, deputy executive of client relations at Patterson Belknap and author of Girl Walks Out of a Bar, on substance abuse in the legal profession.
David Aronstam, a solo practitioner in New York, who got sober with the help of rehab and group meetings with other addicts.
Janet Porter, an anti-abortion activist considered the original author of the so-called “heartbeat bill,” which bans abortion after six weeks and has been adopted in seven states.
Renee Griffin, who has just completed her first year at the University of Michigan Law School.
Kevin Bielawski, director of legal project management and strategic pricing at Husch Blackwell, on investing resources into legal operations, which include pricing executives and business development professionals.

Advertisement’s launch of the Minds Over Matters mental health initiative mined deeply personal quotes from members of the legal community. For a look at those quotes and more—about the anti-abortion movement, law student maturation and more—click through the slideshow above. For extra insights in Minds Over Matters, check out the hashtag #MindsOverMatters on Twitter.