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AIDS Legal Referral Panel FREE 2015 MCLE Training 3/26

  • 26 Mar 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • BASF, 301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor, SF, CA
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
FREE 2015 MCLE Training


Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment
  • Thursday, March 26, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Presented by David Mann – Northern California Consultant to The Other Bar
  • 1.5 Substance Abuse CLE Credits
Overview: In this presentation, Mr. Mann provides a review of the brain chemistry of addiction and alcoholism, as well as a discussion of the behavioral and health consequences of the disease. Insights are offered into the personality traits of attorneys and the qualities of the legal profession that combine to make lawyers significantly more susceptible to addiction, and more difficult to treat, than the general population. The presentation includes a case study of an addict attorney, as well as a self-diagnosis exercise for attorneys to utilize if they are concerned that they may have a problem which needs to be addressed. Concluding remarks are directed towards both systemic and individual solutions to the problem, with references to specific strategies and resources available to attorneys. Mr. Mann approaches this very serious topic in a manner that incorporates humor and irony and invites attorneys to engage in a bit of sometimes much-needed self-reflection.


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