Jim Jones Receives the 2013 David S. Stoner Uncommon Counselor Award

The Dave Nee Foundation has named Professor James T.R. Jones the recipient of the 2013 David S. Stoner Uncommon Counselor Award.

This Award is given annually to a member or members of the legal profession who exhibit extraordinary compassion and concern for their co-workers, family, friends, and community and who also actively fight the stigma of depression and other mental illnesses within the legal field. Professor Jones was commended for his courageous leadership demonstrated by openly sharing his experiences as a person living with bipolar disorder and receiving effective treatment.

The Dave Nee Foundation was created in 2005. It's mission is to eliminate the stigma associated with depression and suicide by promoting and encouraging not only the diagnosis and treatment of depression among young adults, but also the education of young people, their families, and friends about the disease of depression.

Professor Jones was presented with the award at the Foundation’s annual Gala scheduled on November 8, 2013 in New York City.