Understanding Stress, Trauma, Addiction, and Bias in the Legal Profession

Event Description

This event was incorrectly promoted for 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM and is actually ocurring from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Late registrations can be emailed to Sarah Grundhoefer, at sgrundhoefer@mnbars.org

Lawyer Wellness CLE Series

Presented by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and co-sponsored by the Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, and Solo Small Practice Experience Sections

Lawyers face stress daily and are subject to circumstances that can lead to higher stress levels than those with other careers. There is a clearly recognized continuum where unresolved chronic stress becomes a predictor for substance use problems and mental illness, particularly depression, which are also more prevalent among lawyers. By understanding this continuum and the facts about addiction and mental illness, lawyers can reduce their risk and, hopefully, get help earlier when there is a mental health or addiction/dependency problem.  This program will present signs, symptoms, risk factors, and recovery regarding these problems.  The presenter will also provide personal examples and information on Minnesota’s lawyer assistance program.


Joan Bibelhausen | LCL

CLE Credits:

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits | Event Code: 478091


Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, and Solo Small Practice Experience Section Member: $0
Member, not in those Sections: $15
Non-Member: $45
Law Student & New Admittee: FREE

Registration Deadline:  December 11, 2022. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments/Cancellations:  Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form . Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Covid-19:  We are currently following CDC guidelines for Covid-19. For more information, please visit our website .

Accommodations: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager: Yajaira Lansiquot | ylansiquot@mnbars.org | 612-278-6353

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Zoom / Live Webinar