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 when to ask for help for yourself and for colleagues, and how to recognize when someone needs help. You will also hear a personal story of recovery. This CLE will be presented by Shari Gregory, LCSW, JD, OAAP Assistant Director/Attorney Counselor, and Judge Gregory Silver, Multnomah County Circuit Court.
Note: 1 hour of Mental Health and Substance Abuse MCLE credit will be applied for.
For more information: Contact Roscoe Nelson, Nelson & Nelson at 503.222.1081. For registration questions, contact the MBA at 503.222.3275.
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