About the Seminar
One of the first programs to address substance use disorder and mental health in the legal profession, this event is a must-attend for law firms, general, and in-house counsel. Join us as we examine how safeguarding attorneys, improving law firm culture, and ensuring the highest level of service are inextricably linked. Walk away with a better understanding of preventative measures and protocols for assisting those suffering from substance use disorder, anxiety, depression, and mental diagnosis.
The Benefits to You
By attending this seminar, you will
Who Should Attend
This seminar is designed especially for the following roles within the legal profession:
Here are some recent insights that have inspired this event:
Earn Recertification Credits
This seminar is pending approval for 6.75 CA MCLE Credits in Competency Issues
Earn up to 8 CPE credits
Requirements: Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None
This program has been approved for 7 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHRca, GPHR, PHRi, and SPHRi recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
This program has been pre-approved for 7 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
Three Things to Do Now
1. Download the Agenda
To learn more about sessions and speakers we have planned, download the latest agenda.
2. Register Your Team to Save
Register now to join us on January 21, 2020 at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in San Francisco. Groups of three or more from the same company save $150 per person.Multiple discounts may not be combined.
3. Get Involved
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Co – Chairs
Russell C. Deyo, Formerly General Counsel, Johnson & Johnson and Acting Deputy Secretary, US Department of Homeland Security
Patrick R. Krill, JD, LL.M, MA, Founder, Krill Strategies
Mental health conditions and substance use disorders affect an enormous proportion of our world population. The ABA Attorney Wellness Study found that lawyers are affected to a considerably greater extent than those in the general population. The of depression among lawyers is four times that of the general population.
Over 250,000 or 20.6% of Attorney in the US suffer from a problematic relationship with substances. This according to a recent survey on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. The same study indicated more than 86 percent of law firm leaders said that depression occurred in their firms. Over 93 percent said the same for anxiety.
The American Bar Association is committed to improving mental health for all members of the legal profession, including lawyers, judges and law students. Terri Gronkiewicz of the ABA will provide an update on the ABA Working Group to Advance Well-Being the Legal Profession and will discuss the various initiatives and resources of the ABA to enhance well-being in the legal community, including:
There is nowhere to hide if you seek mitigation. Owning the difficulties and the misconduct is only part of what is necessary. Above all, parties must demonstrate they have committed to recovering. This session will explore:
Educating partners and management and recognizing early warning signs of substance abuse and mental health issues is crucial. Follow-up is then the tipping point to creating enterprise wide well-being solutions.
From the intense competition of law school to the mahogany of office hallways, like minded professionals are working long stress filled hours. Their morals and values at play when faced with challenges associated in defending positions that may be contrary to one’s beliefs. Resulting stress may manifest in physical and/or psychological signs of anxiety
Culture and communication are key. Establishing fair and reasonable boundaries between law firms and their clients is a crucial to managing the day-to-day stress. This session will delve into the inter-relationship between in-house and outside counsel.
According to Forrester, putting off behavioral health care can increase medical spend by up to 300%, yet the average wait time for mental health appointments is up to 25 days. In response to the shortage of providers, legal employers are turning to technology to bridge access gaps. This panel will bring together industry thought leaders to discuss how digital access is transforming mental health in the legal profession. Panel topics will include: