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Originally presented: March 7, 2018 | Course length: 2.0 hours
"The biggest lie that gamblers tell is that they won money. The second biggest lie is that they broke even. Gamblers always lose."
In this presentation special guest Michael J. Burke will tell the riveting true story of how, as a successful lawyer, he spent over $1,600,000 of his client's trust account funds on his gambling addiction and ultimately went to jail. His story is not all that unusual as many lawyers (and their clients) are affected by a gambling disease. In addition, Michael Burke and Minnesota LCL Executive Director Joan Bibelhausen will share advice for recognizing addictive behavior in your clients and colleagues. Learn what to look for, what you can do, and what resources, including treatment, are available for them.
Michael J. Burke practiced law for 25 years in Howell, Michigan. On June 18, 2001, he was sentenced to three to ten years in prison and ordered to pay $1.6 million in restitution to his client-victims. He is a compulsive gambler. After spending 32 months in prison, he began traveling extensively, giving presentations on compulsive gambling. He is the author of Never Enough: One Lawyer’s True Story of How He Gambled His Career Away published by the American Bar Association.
– Michael J. Burke; Author of Never Enough: One Lawyer’s True Story of How He Gambled His Career Away
– Joan Bibelhausen; Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
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Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 2.0 elimination of bias credits. The maximum number of total credits you may claim for attending this program is 2.0 credits.
Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.