Broadcast Date: Friday, June 23, 2023
from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

Overview:

The excruciating workload and tough court cases that lawyers navigate daily have placed them at increased risk of substance abuse and addiction. Heavy drinking habits and abuse of drugs breed adverse psychological outcomes and poor job performance which remains to be a severe and unending problem in the legal profession. However, the fear of possible reputational damage and stigma around this scenario has placed a big barrier for lawyers in seeking medical help.

In this CLE Webcast, seasoned mental health attorney Carolyn Reinach Wolf (Abrams Fensterman LLP) will take the audience to an in-depth conversation about the growing issues surrounding substance abuse and addiction among legal professionals. The speaker will also present the best strategies and practices for prevention and treatment.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

  • Substance Abuse Rates in the Legal Profession
  • Common Barriers to Seeking Medical Help
  • Factors that Increase the Risk for Substance Abuse
  • Overview of Relevant Laws and Regulations
  • Effective Prevention and Treatment Approaches

Credit:

Course Level:

Basic

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course

 

Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast

 

Prerequisite:

None

 

Course Code:

1410663

 

NY Category of CLE Credit:

Ethics and Professionalism

 

Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker:

Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Executive Partner - Director of Mental Health Law Practice
Abrams Fensterman LLP

Carolyn Reinach Wolf is an Executive Partner in the law firm of Abrams, Fensterman, LLP in Lake Success, New York and Director of the Firm’s Mental Health Law practice. She is the only attorney in the country with a family-focused practice dedicated to serving individuals and families struggling with serious mental illness and/or alcohol/drug addiction. Supported by a team of expert clinicians and her departmental attorneys, she specializes in guiding families through the complex landscape of legal issues that impact loved ones with serious mental illness and/or substance abuse issues. She also represents institutions, such as major hospital systems, mental health, healthcare and addiction professionals, and higher educational institutions. Ms. Wolf is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and was profiled by The New York Times in a 2013 story entitled, “A Guide in the Darkness,” which ran on the front page of the Sunday Edition Metro section.

Agenda:

Carolyn Reinach WolfExecutive Partner - Director of Mental Health Law Practice

Abrams Fensterman LLP

  • Identifying “red flag” behaviors of those who may be suffering from mental health issues, substance abuse, dementia.
  • Present statistics on substance use and addiction among lawyers.
  • Mental Health Legal Tool Kit: Legal and clinical interventions available to support those in need.
  • Lawyer Assistance Programs available through State or County Bar Associations.

Date & Time:

Friday, June 23, 2023

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Lawyers
  • Law Firm HR Managers
  • Law Firm Managing Partner
  • Law Clerks
  • Law Office Managers
  • Legal Assistants
  • Paralegals
ImageNameCategory
Preventing Ransomware Attacks: A Practical Guide to Enhancing IT Security and Resiliency,
Speaker Preferred Package (Online Payment)
Asbestos Litigation: Demystifying Trends, Developments, and Defense Strategies,
New York Online CLE Bundle
Pennsylvania Online CLE Bundle
California Online CLE Bundle
Supercharging Privilege Review With AI, Analytics, and Automation,
The Hows and Whys of Child Abuse Reporting: A Comprehensive Ethical Guide for Lawyers,
Understanding R&D Tax Credits and Amortization: Navigating Changes and Maximizing Benefits,
Maximizing Your Innovation ROI: R&D Tax Credits in 2024 and Beyond,
Winning Patent Litigation: Essential Strategies and Tactics,
Cartel Investigations: A Blueprint for Defense,
Demystifying Economic Sanctions: Strategies for Success in a Global Economy,
Antitrust 'No-Poach' Agreement Enforcement: Key Focus Areas in 2024,
Practical Trademark Perspectives from U.S. and Canadian Counsel,
Effectively Manage KYC Compliance: Keep Up with the Times by Getting Back to Basics,
OFAC Regulations and the Economic Sanctions Compliance Programs: Best Practices,
'Zombie' LIBOR for USD Contracts: Navigating the Critical Issues, ,
Calculating Lost Profits in Construction Claims: A Practical Guide,
False Claims Act and COVID-19 Implications: Key Considerations and Best Practices, ,

SPEAKER

Carolyn Reinach WolfExecutive Partner - Director of Mental Health Law Practice
Abrams Fensterman LLP

SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES

ALL-ACCESS PASS

View Details

CLE LAW MONTHLY

View Details

CPE FINANCE MONTHLY

View Details

Join Over 160,000 Professionals Empowering Their Careers

Learn anywhere from over 3000+ live and recorded CLE, CPE & Technology Webcasts.