If you haven't battled with depression, anxiety, stress, or addiction, you probably know a colleague that has. According to a 2016 ABA study, more than 20% of lawyers have struggled with problematic drinking and 28% met the criteria for symptoms of depression. This program focuses on promoting personal wellness and equipping members of the bar with the tools they need to appropriately help colleagues in distress. Register today!
Learn how best to proceed when assisting attorneys in need.
Get up to speed on the current state of the problem.
Identify practical tools and techniques for managing work-related stress.
Clarify what your ethical reporting duties require.
Mental Health, Coping Mechanisms, and the Rules of Professional Conduct
Understanding the Problem: Current Facts, Figures, and Trends
Promoting Wellness: Tools and Techniques
Assisting Colleagues in Need
Roles and Responsibilities: Individual Attorneys and Organizations
Resources and Best Practices
Managing Client Relationships and Internal Affairs
DANIELLE HALL serves as the executive director for the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program, an organization that provides confidential services and support to lawyers and law students facing substance abuse and mental health issues. Prior to her appointment as the KALAP executive director, she served as a deputy disciplinary administrator for the state of Kansas where she investigated and prosecuted attorney disciplinary cases, and served as a coordinator for the Attorney Diversion Program. As part of coordinating the Attorney Diversion Program, her primary focus was in providing lawyers with assistance and training in the area of law practice management. Ms. Hall also worked directly with lawyers who were struggling with time management, stress, and burnout related issues. She regularly teaches continuing legal education on many topics, including lawyer well-being, attorney ethics, law practice management, and technology use in the law practice. Ms. Hall currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Kansas Lawyer Well-Being Task Force and is co-chair of the Minority Women in the Profession Committee for the Kansas Women Attorneys Association. She is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, serving on the Ethics Advisory and Law Practice Management committees. Ms. Hall also an active member in the ABA Law Practice Division, having served on several committees. She is a regular contributor to the Kansas Bar Association Law Practice Management and Technology Blog and serves as an author for the ethics chapter of the Kansas Annual Survey of Law. In her free time, Ms. Hall serves as an adjunct professor at Washburn University, teaching law office technology in the Legal Studies Department. She received her B.A. degree in political science from Washburn University and her J.D. degree from Washburn School of Law.
ELIZABETH A. HUEBEN is an attorney with the Disability Rights Center of Kansas where she represents people with disabilities whose rights have been violated under state or federal laws. Ms. Hueben is admitted to practice in Kansas and Missouri. She is a member of the Kansas Bar Association and The Missouri Bar. Ms. Hueben is a volunteer for the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program. She earned her B.S. degree from the University of Kansas and her J.D. degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
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