Competence Issues

New CLE on Attorney Licensure and the Impaired Professional

Lawyers At Risk From darkness and the depths of despair – to recovery and redemption. Unfortunately, Laurie’s struggles with drugs, alcohol and substances are not unique in the legal profession. What is unique is her phoenix-like rise from impairment to the Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers. The Besden Redemption Laurie Besden shares her personal story, and accompanied by Tracy Kepler,…

Succession Planning for Law Firms: CLE On Ethically Dealing with Death or Incapacity

This CLE program taught by Ritzel Starleigh Ngo will provide legal practitioners with a practical framework of an attorney’s ethical obligations to the law firm and clients in the case of the unforeseen. Using the ABA Model Rules as the foundation for the course, Ritzel speaker will discuss pertinent ethical topics when it comes to transferring ownership of your law firm due to death, disability, disappearance and disbarment.

New CLE on Eating, Sex and Exercise Disorders for Attorneys

Attorneys & Mental Wellness When is too much of a good thing… eating a great meal and getting in a good sweat at the gym are healthy, essential parts of many of our lives. But when there is never enough,  it may be considered part of a compulsive, addictive or disordered behavior. Eating, Sex and Exercise Disorders for Attorneys As the Education…

CLE Course: Understanding How Unconscious Bias Affects Your Legal Cases

We are all biased.  There is no way around it.  Bias has been hardwired into our brains during our species existence on this planet. Bias stems from a biological survival response triggered by a dangerous or stressful event where a split-second judgement is required as part of the flight or fight response. Unconscious Bias Unconscious biases are social stereotypes about certain groups…

CLE on Dealing with Clients and Attorneys with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues

There has been a recent trend in the last few years to place greater emphasis on how substance abuse and mental health issues affects attorneys and the clients they represent. The following specific personality disorders will be discussed: paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, avoidant, obsessive-compulsive disorder, dependent, antisocial, histrionic, borderline and narcissistic. In this course, attorney Amy Allemann will address mental health and substance…