How to Deal with Mental Health and Substance Use Issues: Practical Tips and Strategies Lawyers Need to Consider
Recording Available: Thursday, September 03, 2020
Mental well-being is crucial in the legal profession. However, a recently conducted study showed that a huge number of lawyers suffer from depression, anxiety disorder, and problematic drinking. Mental health and substance use issues also occur at a higher rate in the legal industry which is commonly linked to chronic stress and burnout brought by heavy workloads, client issues, and toxic working environment. These issues emphasize the importance of having a safe space and a conducive working environment for legal professionals as well as the need for proper legal and clinical interventions.
Join a panel of key thought leaders and distinguished professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they provide an in-depth discussion of mental health and substance use issues among lawyers. Speakers will also offer practical tips and strategies to maintain mental well-being in the legal industry.
Key issues include:
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse Among Lawyers – Trends and Statistics
- Identifying Root Causes
- Legal and Medical Interventions
- Preventive Measures and Protocols for Attorneys with Mental Diagnosis
- Creating a Safe Work Environment for Legal Professionals
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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 & …
Mark Yacano is the co-host of “Erasing the Stigma, Conversations About Mental Health in the Legal Profession” podcast. He cares deeply about the well-being of attorneys and staff in the legal profession and is passionate about addressing that systemic mental health issues that put the profession at risk.
Mark’s legal career spans more than thirty years. In private practice he was an accomplished product liability lawyer and a nationally prominent expert in eDiscovery. Also, Mark co-managed a national litigation firm and guided it through a strategic merger. Today, he consults with in-house legal departments, helping them work smarter and better.
Mark Yacano is the co-host of “Erasing the Stigma, Conversations About Mental Health in the Legal Profession” podcast. He cares …
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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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