By now I think that almost all of us are aware of the substance abuse issues that many lawyers face. Beyond mandatory CLE courses and aspirational ABA Pledges, what else can be done to help solve the problem?

Wellness & Competency in the Legal Profession

Janet Sobel has put words to action and she has a plan. A plan to spread the word about the stress and anxiety many lawyers cope with on a daily basis.

There is a new path to bring wellness to the legal profession. Janet will mainly address the following issues: helping new lawyers, the ABA 7-Point Well-Being Pledge, the five obstacles to overcoming substance abuse issues, common sense solutions and substance abuse resources. To access the course please click here: A New Path Forward: How Lawyers Can Foster Wellness & Competency.

Further topics addressed:

* The ethical duty of competence

* Getting law schools & bar associations to listen

* Two prongs to competence

* Removing the stigma

* The lack of mentoring

* The wellness newsletter

* How the profession benefits from wellness

Once a big firm litigator, Janet Sobel has provided limited scope “counseling-at-law” for almost twenty years. A natural problem solver and former teacher, Janet speaks and writes about curing lawyer malaise.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

* Alaska (AK)

* Arizona (AZ)

* California (CA)

* Connecticut (CT)

* District of Columbia (DC)

* Illinois (IL)

* Maryland (MD)

* Massachusetts (MA)

* Michigan (MI)

* Missouri (MO)

* New Hampshire (NH)

* New Jersey (NJ)

* New York (NY)

* North Dakota (ND)

* Pennsylvania (PA)

* South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in California and around the country. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: CA CLE.