Mandatory Mental Health and Substance Abuse

$30 for MBA members | $50 non-members

A landmark 2016 ABA/Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation national study found that attorneys are nearly twice as likely as the general population to experience problematic alcohol use, and younger attorneys (under 30) are approximately three times as likely. Reported levels of depression, anxiety and stress were also significantly elevated among attorneys according to the study. Given these realities, the Oregon Supreme Court approved amendments to the MCLE rules requiring mental health, substance abuse, and cognitive impairment education. The speakers in this CLE will talk about the causes and consequences of lawyer distress, when to ask for help for yourself and for colleagues, how to recognize when someone needs help, and what practical tools are available to enhance well-being. You will also hear a personal story of recovery. This CLE will be presented by Judge Gregory Silver, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Michelle Ryan, Attorney at Law, and Jared D. Hager, Assistant United States Attorney.

For more information: Contact Ian Christy, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn at 503.205.2416.

Date & Time
Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 12:00pm-1:00pm
World Trade Ctr, Bldg 2, Sky Bridge, 26 SW Salmon
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