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Competency Issues: Attorney Wellness and Substance Abuse

David Mann of The Other Bar discusses brain chemistry, personality traits of attorneys, and characteristics of the legal profession that put attorneys at high risk of burnout and addiction. He will share with you strategies and resources to cope with the stress of law practice and get help.


1.25 hours MCLE Credit in Competence Issues

Anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and suicide—attorneys are more likely than the general population to experience each of these. An overwhelming seven out of 10 attorneys disciplined by the State Bar are plagued by an underlying addiction problem. David Mann of The Other Bar discusses brain chemistry, personality traits of attorneys, and characteristics of the legal profession that put attorneys at high risk of burnout and addiction. He will share with you strategies and resources to cope with the stress of law practice and get help for yourself or your colleagues.

Program Highlights:

  • Personality traits attracted to law
  • Mental health issues prevalent in the legal profession
  • The progression of addiction
  • Obstacles to attorneys getting help
  • Attorney-specific resources

This program is appropriate for all levels.

On Demand MI59847-191

Live program recorded 1/11/17. 

 

Anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and suicide—attorneys are more likely than the general population to experience each of these. An overwhelming seven out of 10 attorneys disciplined by the State Bar are plagued by an underlying addiction problem. David Mann of The Other Bar discusses brain chemistry, personality traits of attorneys, and characteristics of the legal profession that put attorneys at high risk of burnout and addiction. He will share with you strategies and resources to cope with the stress of law practice and get help for yourself or your colleagues.

Program Highlights:

  • Personality traits attracted to law
  • Mental health issues prevalent in the legal profession
  • The progression of addiction
  • Obstacles to attorneys getting help
  • Attorney-specific resources

This program is appropriate for all levels.

DAVID MANN

DAVID MANN is a graduate of Ohio State University and Stanford Law School. He served as a Deputy Public Defender in San Francisco before becoming a solo criminal defense practitioner. After 12 years of practice, substance abuse-related issues caused him to resign from the bar with disciplinary charges pending. Following a relentless battle with addiction which included numerous hospitalizations and periods of living on the streets, he succeeded in getting clean and sober in 1998. Since then he has worked, among other things, as a cab driver, a private investigator, a paralegal, and a drug and alcohol rehabilitation counselor. He presently serves as the Northern California Consultant to The Other Bar, a statewide organization of recovering attorneys, judges, and law students. In this capacity, he spends his time providing outreach and education to the legal community and assisting attorneys as they struggle with substance abuse and related challenges that threaten their ability and/or eligibility to practice law. The Other Bar can be reached at www.otherbar.org or at 1-800-222-0767.

Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
PRACTICE AREA Law Practice Skills
REQUIRED SUBJECTS Competence Issues
SUBTOPICS General Interest
PRODUCT GROUP Publication
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
PRACTICE AREA Law Practice Skills
REQUIRED SUBJECTS Competence Issues
SUBTOPICS General Interest
PRODUCT GROUP Publication
PRODUCT GROUP Digital