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,…
Brian S. Quinn was a young lawyer. Fresh out of law school. What started as an exciting day with his mentor at trial – ended with Brian watching his mentor leave the courthouse in a body bag and crushing feelings of Impostor Syndrome.
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…
In this CLE Dr. Allison Muller will introduce key toxicology concepts in civil cases by explaining drug levels & impairment, BAC levels & signs of visible intoxication, common false positives & negatives, and expected effects from common street & prescription drugs.
Brian shares his story and firsthand insights from his work at LCLPA by mainly discussing: the ethical Duties of Diligence & Competence, the link between ethical legal practice & mental health, the early warning signs of alcoholism and depression, how Lawyer Assistance Programs (LAPs) help attorneys, barriers to help, action steps to combat stress and cultivate well-being and why lawyers face stiff barriers to everyday ethical practice.
Illinois attorneys must complete 30 hours every 2 years – including 4 required hours of Professional Responsibility, 1 hour of Diversity & Inclusion and 1 hour of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
Instead of completing 6 Professional Responsibility hours, you must now complete 4 hours of Professional Responsibility, 1 hour of Diversity & Inclusion and 1 hour of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
North Carolina attorneys must complete 12 hours of NC CLE by December 31. Of the 12 required hours, at least 2 hours must be accredited for legal ethics.
Nevada attorneys must now complete at least 13 Nevada CLE hours each annual NV CLE compliance period. Nevada attorneys must make sure to complete at least 2 hours of legal ethics and 1 hour of substance abuse as part of the new 13 hour Nevada requirement. Nevada CLE * Total Hours: 13 * Legal Ethics: 2 * Substance Abuse: 1 You only…
Illinois attorneys are now required to take one hour of Diversity & Inclusion CLE and one hour of Mental Health & Substance Abuse CLE as part of their 6 hour Professional Responsibility requirement.