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Substance abuse and mental health issues affect lawyers in the U.S. at a much greater rate than the general public. In this program, Laurie Besden, Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of PA, highlights the issue by giving own personal account of the drug...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Competence Issues)
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With roughly 1 in 4 attorneys experiencing some form of issue with substance abuse and/or depression, practicing law is a high risk profession. In this program, the former Director of the California State Bar Lawyer Assistant Program examines the problem and offers...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Competence Issues)
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Depression and mental illness are serious issues for practicing lawyers. This presentation will focus on professional burnout for lawyers, and will cover strategies to mitigate the mental distress that underlies professional burnout.
Credits CA0.75(Includes 0.75 Competence Issues)
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In this presentation, lawyer and frequent author/speaker on mental health issues, James Eischen, discusses on the burnout and pressures that impact law professionals, providing some statistics and anecdotal stories. The presentation will also give advice on finding...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Competence Issues)
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The practice of law is fraught with stressors that can have a tremendous impact on an attorney’s mental health. One option for combating attorney depression is adjusting to a "limited scope" practice. This program covers the triggers that tend to cause attorney...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 0.50 Competence Issues)
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It's no secret that the practice of law often means long hours, stress, and constant conflict. The adversarial nature of a lawyer's day-to-day can seep into all of our relationships, including our relationship with ourselves, and can lead self-destructive behaviors. In...
Credits CA0.75(Includes 0.75 Competence Issues)
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This program will explore the impact of substance abuse and mental health issues on the practice of law, including how the rules of professional conduct address these issues, and the common signs of substance abuse and mental health issues.
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Competence Issues)
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Statistics on lawyer depression, substance abuse, and suicide are staggering. This program explores the unique pressures of the legal system that can trigger lawyer unhappiness, and looks at various ways an attorney can improve his or her quality of life.
Credits CA0.75(Includes 0.75 Competence Issues)
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It's no secret that attorneys have high-stress occupations. Consequentially, alcoholism rates among lawyers are high. In this program, attorneys will learn skills to cope with stress and avoid behaviors that can be destructive to their careers and lives.
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Competence Issues)
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