Coronavirus and Your Mental Health– Maintaining a Realistic Work/Life Balance in Uncertain Times.

$195.00

CLE credits earned: 2 Mental Health Credits (or OTHER WA state)

We have all been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. But what about the legal professional?
In uncertain times like these, anxiety, stress, fear, and negative thought can easily take control. You may be worried about being in crowds, getting a vaccine for you and your loved ones, your office, your clients, your finances or how to manage whatever the future holds as we prepare to return to the “new normal” in our personal and professional lives.
Recent studies have shown that there has been a dramatic increase in impairment due to alcoholism, addiction, and mental health disorders among members of the legal profession. The statistics are compelling and clearly indicate that 1 out of 3 attorneys will likely have a need for substance use or mental health services at some point in their careers. Accordingly, unexpected events like those we are facing as a society will have an even greater impact on lawyers and those who work with them.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Causes, symptoms and common warning signs of alcohol and substance use disorders, as well as mental health issues such as depression, stress, anxiety, and burnout
•   The impact of COVID-19 crisis on mental health issues
•   Fear associated with the uncertainty surrounding the future of the legal industry
•   Well- being strategies to reduce or alleviate these conditions and maintain a healthy work/life balance
•   Why legal professionals are at higher risk to develop mental health and substance use disorders
•   Challenges and barriers facing legal professionals from seeking help
•   The free, confidential services provided by Lawyers Assistance Programs to lawyers and their family members

Date / Time: April 7, 2021

•   2:00 pm – 4:10 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:10 pm Pacific

Choose a format:

•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.
Closed-captioning available upon request

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Original Broadcast Date: April 7, 2021

Brian S. Quinn, Esq. | Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of
Pennsylvania, Inc.

Mr. Quinn is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and obtained his undergraduate degree in 1970, his law degree in 1973 and a certificate in Drug and Alcohol counselling in 2012, from Villanova University. He has been a private practitioner for over 40 years and has also worked in the field of Alcohol and Drug Counselling in suburban Philadelphia. Mr. Quinn is a past member of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania and served as a peer volunteer for over six years. He accepted his current role as the organization’s Education and Outreach Coordinator in 2017. He has written articles on lawyer wellness and presented to Bar Associations, law firms, legal professional groups and CLE providers on a state, national and international level.

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I. Causes, symptoms and common warning signs of alcohol and substance use disorders, as well as mental health issues such as depression, stress, anxiety, and burnout 2:00-2:15
II. The impact of COVID-19 crisis on mental health issues 2:15-2:30
III. Fear associated with the uncertainty surrounding the future of the legal industry 2:30-2:45
IV. Well- being strategies to reduce or alleviate these conditions and maintain a healthy work/life balance 2:45-3:00

V. Break 3:00-3:10

VI. Why legal professionals are at higher risk to develop mental health and substance use disorders 3:10-3:30
VII. Challenges and barriers facing legal professionals from seeking help 3:30-3:50
VIII. The free, confidential services provided by Lawyers Assistance Programs to lawyers and their family members 3:50-4:10