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2019 Webinars


DRI3518 - Mental Health and the Practice of Law (Part 1) – A Challenge to Our Profession


Dec 4, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Dec 4, 2019 1:00pm

Description

This webinar is an in-depth discussion of the mental health challenges facing the legal profession. Lawyers experience mental illness issues and suicide far beyond those experienced by the general population. These issues take a toll not only on attorneys but on their clients as well, as made evident by the frequency with which mental health issues are discussed in disciplinary opinions. Learn how to recognize these issues in yourself and others, and how to respond to them when they arise through the presentation of facts and law, and the discussion of hypothetical situations.

What You Will Learn

  • A framework for identifying and describing mental health issues.
  • The prevalence of these issues in the legal profession.
  • The impact of attorney mental health on clients.
  • Responses to mental health issues.
  • Examination of hypotheticals.

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