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Stress & Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

Presented by Richard Carlton

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Course Description

Length: 57min    Published: 12/16/2017    
Practicing law is considered a high risk profession when it comes to substance abuse and depression. Roughly 1 in 4 experience these types of problems throughout their career. In this program, the former Director of the California State Bar Lawyer Assistant Program, Richard Carlton, examines the problem and offers valuable tools on combatting these issues.

Among the topics discussed, Mr. Carlton will look at why lawyers are prone to substance abuse and depression, examine the effects law school and legal practice tends to have on one's personality, talk about the psychology physiology of stress, and discuss improved mental health through mindfulness, meditation, and time management.

Learning Objectives
* Understand why lawyers are prone to substance abuse and depression
* Learn how psychology and physiology of a lawyer's stress
* Get tips on improving mental health through mindfulness, mediation, and time management
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Featured Reviews

"Most insightful and useful presentation on substance abuse in my 30+ years of being a member of the CA bar."

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"Very insightful information. Makes you think and, more importantly, makes you want to take action. Thanks! Great job!"

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"What a pleasant surprise. This presentation -- concise, clear, and to-the-point -- was full of valuable insights worth applying both professionally and personally."

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