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    Colleagues Under the Influence: Licensure and the Impaired Lawyer

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    Colleagues Under the Influence: Licensure and the Impaired Lawyer
    Thursday, April 2, 1:00-2:00 Eastern

    Substance abuse and addictions affect attorneys and their licenses.  Learn how to recognize a  legal professional with an impairment and the resources available to them and their colleagues.  This program will examine:
    • Signs and symptoms of substance use problems among legal professionals,
    • Understanding addiction as an illness: the brain keeps the score, 
    • Treatment options,
    • The interface between disciplinary action and impairment,
    • Obligations to report an attorney with an impairment, and
    • Lawyer Assistance Programs and how they assist attorneys and their colleagues.


    Panelists:
    Wendy Muchman, Esq. (Moderator), Chief of Litigation and Professional Education at the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago, IL
    Linda Albert, LCSW, CSAC, Manager of the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program, State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    Christine P. Anderson, Esq., Director of Probation and Lawyer Deferral Services, Illinois
    Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago, IL
    Tracy L. Kepler, Esq., President, National Association of Bar Counsel, and Associate Solicitor, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), Alexandria, VA

     

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    Tuition

    $140 General Public
    $115 ABA Members (this rate includes FREE one year GPSLD membership)
    $85 Government Attorneys
    $75 Government & Public Sector Lawyers Division Members
    $75 Commission on Lawyer Assitance Programs (CoLAP) Members
    $50 Each additional registrant using the same phone line
    $15 Law Students

    States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program. The ABA applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA live webinars and teleconferences in AL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KY, KS, LA, MN, MO, MT, NM, NH, NY, NC, ND, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WV. The ABA does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars and teleconferences in FL, ID, ME, NE, NJ, OH, PA, RI, and WY. Some states allow attorneys to earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission. View accreditation information for your state. The ABA will seek credit for this program in the states indicated on this page.
    The ABA will seek 1.0 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.2 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.
    New York: This non-transitional CLE program is approved for experienced NY attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1.0 New York ethics CLE credits. Newly admitted attorneys may not earn New York credit for this non-transitional CLE program. All attorneys may click here to view additional MCLE information for your jurisdiction.
    Financial scholarship applications are available for this program. To request an application or receive additional information, contact Alison Hill.

    Event Details

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    Date

    Apr 02, 2015

    2015-04-02T13:00:00 2015-04-02T14:00:00 Colleagues Under the Influence: Licensure and the Impaired Lawyer

    Colleagues Under the Influence: Licensure and the Impaired Lawyer
    Thursday, April 2, 1:00-2:00 Eastern

    Substance abuse and addictions affect attorneys and their licenses.  Learn how to recognize a  legal professional with an impairment and the resources available to them and their colleagues.  This program will examine:
    • Signs and symptoms of substance use problems among legal professionals,
    • Understanding addiction as an illness: the brain keeps the score, 
    • Treatment options,
    • The interface between disciplinary action and impairment,
    • Obligations to report an attorney with an impairment, and
    • Lawyer Assistance Programs and how they assist attorneys and their colleagues.


    Panelists:
    Wendy Muchman, Esq. (Moderator), Chief of Litigation and Professional Education at the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago, IL
    Linda Albert, LCSW, CSAC, Manager of the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program, State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    Christine P. Anderson, Esq., Director of Probation and Lawyer Deferral Services, Illinois
    Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago, IL
    Tracy L. Kepler, Esq., President, National Association of Bar Counsel, and Associate Solicitor, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), Alexandria, VA

     

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