Managing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues for Lawyers: Key Considerations
Recording Available: Friday, May 29, 2020
Hounded by stress and pressure, lawyers have long struggled with mental health and substance use disorders more than any other professional. A 2016 study reveals that a significant number of lawyers are positive for drug use, problematic drinking, and mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, and panic disorder.
This significant problem calls for law firms to implement policies that will encourage their lawyers to seek assistance through treatment programs. It is also crucial that the management understands the significance of early intervention to ensure maximum positive results.
Listen as a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group presents an in-depth discussion of the prevalence of substance use and mental health issues among lawyers. Speakers will offer helpful tips and strategies that law firms can implement in developing policies that will better promote lawyers’ wellness.
Key topics include:
- Substance Use and Mental Health Issues - Statistics
- Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders as Professionalism/Ethics Issues
- Addressing Treatment Challenges
- Lawyer Wellness - Best Practices and Strategies for Law Firms
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Who Should Attend:
- Law Office Managers
Carolyn Reinach Wolf is an Executive Partner in the law firm of Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP and Director of the Firm's Mental Health Law practice. She is the only attorney in the country with a family-focused practice dedicated to serving individuals and families struggling with serious mental illness and/or alcohol/drug addiction. Supported by a team of expert clinicians, she specializes in navigating the complex landscape of legal issues utilizing her mental health toolkit to coordinate services for those in need. She also represents institutions, mental health, healthcare and addiction professionals, and higher educational institutions. Ms. Wolf is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and was profiled by The New York Times in a 2013 story entitled, “A Guide in the Darkness,” which ran on the front page of the Sunday Edition Metro section.
Carolyn Reinach Wolf is an Executive Partner in the law firm of Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & …
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About Abrams Fensterman
The legal team at Abrams Fensterman is committed to providing each client with quality counsel, innovative solutions and personalized service. Founded in 2000, the firm offers the legal expertise of its 90-plus attorneys, who have accumulated experience and problem-solving skills over decades of practice.
The firm initially built its reputation for excellence through its representation of health care providers in all aspects of health care law. The firm is composed of partners who have been recognized for their work in the field of regulatory law, transactional health care representation, white collar criminal defense and mental health law. Abrams Fensterman is the only firm in New York with a family-focused mental healthcare practice. The firm boasts experienced attorneys in a multitude of other practice areas. Capitalizing on these strengths, Abrams Fensterman has grown to become a well-recognized, full-service law firm.
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