Upcoming CLE Webinar on Lawyer Well-Being

The Path to Lawyer Well-being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change

An ABA Free CLE Series Webinar
October 16, 2017 | 1:00 – 2:35 PM ET

Co-chairs of the National Task Force on Well-Being will discuss the group’s report, “The Path To Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change,” published August 2017. This groundbreaking initiative of the Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs, National Organization of Bar Counsel and Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers puts into action the group’s mission of “creating a movement to improve the health and well-being of the legal profession.”

In this ABA Free CLE Series webinar, speakers will provide information on two recent studies that revealed the high rates of substance use and mental health disorders among law students and lawyers, statistics that served as catalysts for the report. They will present recommendations to multiple legal stakeholders, including legal employers, regulators and bar associations, on what they can each do to institute a culture change so that well-being becomes a priority. Much focus will be placed on ABA model rule 1.1, competence, and the recognition that well-being is an essential aspect of competent and ethical practice. Speakers will present information on how all members of the profession can work to promote lawyers’ well-being, thereby ensuring fitness to practice, competent representation and ethical engagement.

Moderator:

Tracy Kepler, Director, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility

Presenters:

Bree Buchanan, Director, State Bar of Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program,
Chair, ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs,
Co-Chair, National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being

James C. Coyle, Attorney Regulation Counsel, Colorado Supreme Court,
Advisory Committee Member, ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs,
Co-Chair, National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being

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