ETHICS: THE INTERSECTION OF LEGAL ETHICS & MENTAL HEALTH – OUR CLIENTS, OUR COLLEAGUES, OURSELVES
In-Person Live Seminar
ITEM #:  1030512001   |   EVENT CODE:  280873    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
STANDARD PRICE
$175.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

MINNEAPOLIS

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:15 PM   |   Check-In:  8:30 AM

Minnesota CLE Conference Center

600 Nicollet Mall # 370

3rd Floor, City Center

Minneapolis, MN 55402

The Intersection of Legal Ethics and Mental Health – Our Clients, Our Colleagues, Ourselves

This extremely helpful, thought-provoking legal ethics seminar brings you insights from the intersection of legal ethics and mental health:

  • Our Clients – Lawyers may see clients who appear to be suffering from substance misuse, depression or other impairments. While it is not our job to diagnose, what are some of the warning signs that can alert us that we may be faced with ethical responsibilities triggered by possible impairment?
  • Our Colleagues – For lawyers, trust account issues, missing deadlines and failing to communicate or complete projects may be the tip of the iceberg for far greater problems ranging from too much stress to addiction and mental health issues. When the lawyer is impaired, there are obligations as well but there is also help available.
  • Ourselves – Research shows that lawyers who are dealing with significant stress or mental health (including substance use) issues are more likely to experience ethics problems. By reducing the stigma about well-being and getting help when needed, the incidence of ethical complaints may be reduced.

Satisfy your 3-hour ethics CLE credit requirement with this engaging seminar.

Schedule times below are for the live seminar. Please refer to DATES & LOCATIONS for individual replay start times.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
CHECK-IN   -or-   JOIN ONLINE

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Our Clients: The Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness and Addiction as They May Affect a Client – And the Resulting Professional Responsibility Issues
Lawyers may see clients who appear to be suffering from substance misuse, depression or other impairments. While it is not our job to diagnose, what are some of the warning signs that can alert us that we may be faced with ethical responsibilities triggered by possible impairment? This session will provide an ethical framework for lawyers facing this issue. Topics will include Rule 1.14 (clients with diminished capacity), Rule 1.6 (confidentiality of information), Rule 1.4 (communication), Rule 1.16 (declining or terminating representation), and more.
– Chase Andersen; Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers; Saint Paul

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Our Colleagues: Ethical Obligations When An Attorney Is Impaired
For lawyers, trust account issues, missing deadlines and failing to communicate or complete projects may be the tip of the iceberg for far greater problems ranging from too much stress to addiction and mental health issues. When the lawyer is impaired, there are obligations as well but there is also help available. This program looks at professional responsibility aspects of impairment for ourselves and for colleagues inside and outside of our organizations.
– Joan Bibelhausen, Course Chair; Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers; Saint Paul
– David Schlesinger; Nichols Kaster PLLP; Minneapolis

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
BREAK

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Ourselves: The Path to Lawyer Well-Being – A Lawyer’s Duty of Competence
Lawyer well-being is an indispensable part of a lawyer’s duty of competence. Speakers will discuss the connection between well-being and ethical practice. By reducing the stigma about well-being and getting help when needed, the incidence of ethical complaints may be reduced. Research shows that lawyers who are dealing with significant stress or mental health (including substance use) issues are more likely to experience ethics problems. Speakers will address the recommendation that regulators take action to meaningfully communicate that lawyer well-being is a priority. Finally, speakers will review the strategic planning process through which the OLPR is addressing these recommendations.
– Cassie Hanson; Office of Lawyers’ Professional Responsibility; Saint Paul
– Joan Bibelhausen; Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers; Saint Paul

IN-PERSON LIVE PRESENTATION
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street & Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

LIVE WEBCAST
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Attend online

IN-PERSON REPLAYS
Schedule times for replays may differ from those for the live program. Start times are as indicated below. Please register at least one week in advance to secure your copy of the course materials on the day of the seminar.

Minneapolis – 1/10/20 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Minneapolis – 1/23/20 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street and Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center

In-Person Live:  $155 MSBA member / $155 paralegal / $175 standard rate
In-Person Replay:  $155 MSBA member / $155 paralegal / $175 standard rate
Live Webcast:  $175

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 3.0 ethics credits. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 3.0 credits.

STANDARD PRICE
$175.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
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