Wellness Strategies for the Legal Community
Lita Abella, J.D.
| Senior Program Analyst, State Bar of California
21% of licensed, employed attorneys qualify as problem drinkers - significantly higher than what highly-educated workers (12%) and medical doctors (15%) reported. 28% struggle with some level of depression. 19% demonstrate symptoms of anxiety. On top of which, Marin County ranks high in excessive alcohol consumption relative to other counties.
Lita Abella from the State Bar Lawyer Assistance program will speak on the following:
- How prevalent substance use and mental health issues are among attorneys.
- The signs and symptoms of substance use and mental health issues.
- How substance use and mental health issues can impair an attorney's ability to perform legal services competently.
- Information on wellness strategies, the Lawyer Assistance Program, and other resources.
Attend this program and receive 1.0 CLE credit towards the Substance Abuse/Competency requirement. Program includes buffet lunch from Comfort's.