Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Stress in the Legal Profession: Addressing the Toxicity that Puts Lawyers at Risk

Program Number: 2830

Program Date: 12/12/2018

Description

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Recent research confirms the high incidence of mental health, stress and substance abuse issues in the legal profession, and the culture of the profession is often identified as a culprit. As a response, the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being released The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change. According to the Task Force, “We are at a crossroads. To maintain public confidence in the profession, to meet the need for innovation in how we deliver legal services, to increase access to justice, and to reduce the level of toxicity that has allowed mental health and substance use disorders to fester among our colleagues, we have to act now.”

Every lawyer is at risk for mental health and substance abuse issues and every lawyer can help a colleague. Learn to identify the predictors, warning signs and ethical risks of mental health (including substance use) issues and learn ways to reach out as an individual and for your organization. Learn about language choices that can reduce shame and better encourage help-seeking. Learn about the action steps in the Well-Being report that individuals and organizations can implement now and for the future.

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Available in states

California, New York, New York - Experienced Attorneys Only

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, including 1.0 Ethics credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, including 1.0 Ethics credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for Experienced Attorneys Only in NY - other states - consult your local bar

Presenters


Joan Bibelhausen, JD

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

Joan Bibelhausen is the Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL), based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ms. Bibelhausen, a member of the Bar of the State of Minnesota, received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and has significant additional training in the areas of counseling, mental health and addiction, diversity, employment issues and management. She has spent more than two decades working with lawyers who are at a crossroads because of mental illness and addiction concerns as well as work/life balance, stress and related issues. A member of the MN State Bar Association and the American Bar Association, among others, she has served on the ABA Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs (CoLAP), has chaired CoLAP’s Education Committee and is on its Advisory Commission and Conference Planning Committee. She has chaired the MSBA Life and the Law Committee and also served on the MSBA Board of Governors. Ms. Bibelhausen has developed and presented numerous CLE and other programs and has written on mental health and addiction, career and life balance and satisfaction, stress, diversity, and other issues of concern to the legal profession.

 

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