Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Legal Profession

Program Number: 2930

Program Date: 02/28/2019

Description

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Studies show that lawyers are at greater risk for alcohol and other substance use disorders, depression, other mental illness and stress than members of other professions or the general population. There is a clearly recognized continuum where unresolved chronic stress becomes a predictor for addiction and mental illness. By understanding lawyer stress, this continuum, and the facts about addiction and mental illness, lawyers can reduce their risk and, hopefully, get help earlier when there is a problem. Signs, symptoms, risk factors and recovery regarding these problems will be presented. The discussion will include new initiatives and tools to reduce risk as well as information on lawyer assistance programs and other resources.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - Experienced Attorneys Only, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

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

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for Experienced Attorneys Only in NY

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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