Scientific Committee

Note: The composition and functions of the Scientific Committee will be regulated in an additional protocol to the Internal Regulation of the MHILP. This Regulation will be approved at the II meeting of the Council of Government, which which will take place the week of September 10 to 16, 2018 (date still to be determined)

The Scientific Committee is a body created by the Council of Government of the Mental Health Institute of Legal Professions (ISMA) to ascertain lawyers’ and law students’ state of mental health through surveys and interviews, as well as identifying which are the psychosocial risk factors of these collectives.

Furthermore, on the basis of Phase 2, the Scientific Committee is the body which validates the mental health contents in university programs (Law Degree and LL.M. for the Access to the Bar Association) to law schools and legal training centers, as well as in the courses organized by bar associations and law students associations.

In particular, the functions of the Scientific Committee of the ISMA will be:

a) Drafting the Legal Professionals Well-Being Survey and the Law Students’ Well-Being Survey.

b) Preparing annual surveys designed to keep a continued control of the evolution of legal professionals’ and law students’ mental health situation, as well as the reports analyzing the results of such surveys.

c) Drafting reports, fact sheets, and divulgation materials regarding mental health, which will be public and for free.

d) Drafting of the Framework Report on the Legal Professionals’ and Law Students’ Mental Health Situation, which, will include the results of the above-mentioned surveys, as well as an exhausted analysis on mental health of these collectives.


Jéssica Ahumada Masip 

She currently collaborates with the TOC 2.0 Association; Asociación para la rehabilitación de las personas con enfermedad mental (Arep); and the Trencar Stigma Commission. In addition, she has skills on social determinants that affect health, and her actions take into account the gender perspective.

Jéssica Ahumada Masip is graduated in Psychology, Master in General Health Psychology from the University of Barcelona and member of the Official College of Psychology of Catalonia (nº 25283).