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Legal Ethics, Substance Abuse, and the Opioid Crisis *In-Person at D.C. Bar*

June 14 - 15, 2018
Credit: 2.0 Ethics Credit Hours, Including 1.0 Substance Abuse Hour
Note: This course satisfies the MCLE requirement in California, Florida, Illinois, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia for a course on substance abuse.
Description: This class addresses the connection between substance abuse and ethical violations, focusing on the opioid crisis in the United States and its impact on the legal profession. The class offers practical advice and explores considerations for managing partners and employers when dealing with substance abuse by attorneys. Faculty examine the rules related to addiction issues in bar disciplinary proceedings and key cases involving addiction. This course also helps you understand the role of the profession in assisting lawyers who are substance abusers. It examines the causes and medical nature of the problem, as well as prevention, detection, and treatment alternatives for attorneys.
Faculty: John Francis Dombrowski, MD, The Washington Pain Center; Niki L. Irish, LICSW, D.C. Bar Lawyer Assistance Program; Julia Porter, D.C. Office of Disciplinary Counsel; Daniel Schumack, Schumack Ryals PLLC; Volunteer from the D.C. Bar Lawyer Assistance Program
Fee: $89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government Attorneys; $129 Others
Note: Receive a $50 Discount when taken with FDA and DEA Regulation of Opioid Drugs and the Opioid Crisis from 6:30 – 8:30 PM on Thursday, June 14.
Note: Receive a $50 Discount when taken with FDA and DEA Regulation of Opioid Drugs and the Opioid Crisis. Please click here to register: In-Person | Webinar  



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