Practical Strategies for Upholding Your Impeccable Reputation
A lawyer's task as a facilitator of law and justice is an ancient and noble occupation, and upholding its reputation is the duty of each practicing attorney. This course offers an in-depth analysis of some of the most sensitive problems troubling legal professionals today. Learn practical techniques for their detection and prevention to maintain the highest standard of the profession. Don't risk unintentionally jeopardizing your license – register today!
- It's the first reporting period for the new Substance Abuse/Mental Impairment requirement – stay in compliance and come away with useful techniques!
- Clarify the current ethical standards with our complete review of legal practitioners' obligations to the parties involved in the legal process.
- Help break the vicious cycle: assess the personal and societal impact of performance-enhancing drugs and alcohol.
- Gain simple tips that'll help you detect and address depression and burnout, and help a colleague or yourself to turn back to a fulfilling career in law.
Panelist: Honorable Steven T. Fagenstrom
8:45 - 10:45
- Pro Se Litigants in the Courtroom
- Duties to Client: Does Diligence Mean Win at All Costs?
- Scope of Representation: Advising Clients Without Representing Them in Court
- Communication With the Judge and Jury
11:00 - 11:30
- Some Functional Definitions of Addiction
- Primary Classifications of Substance
- Performance-Enhancing Drug Abuse
- Alcoholism in the Legal Profession
- Spotting Signs and Symptoms of Various Types of Substance Abuse
- What Do We Mean When We Say it's a Disease?
- Ultimate Personal and Professional Costs of Doing Nothing
- Avoiding Treatment…Why?
- Promoting Recovery
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION
11:30 - 12:00
- Definition of “Debilitating Mental Condition”
- Disorders and Conditions Related to Depression
- Common Causes of Depression and Burnout
- Main Contributors: Stress and Anxiety
- Excessive Workload
- Lack of Control Over How the Job is Executed
- No Recognition for Accomplishments
- Lack of Cooperation and Support Within the Team
- Unfair Decision-Making Practices
- Conflict of Personal and Organizational Values
- Spotting Signs of Depression and Burnout
- Prevention Tips