Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession: An Honest Conversation

Presenters:

Megan Zavieh Zavieh Law, Principal

Gary Stromberg The BLACKBIRD Group, Author, Lecturer

Program Level: Beginner

Duration: 60 minutes

Recorded On: December 19, 2019

Program Description

Ethics attorney, Megan Zavieh, frequent author on substance abuse topics such as “sober curious” and Gary Stromberg, a recovering alcoholic who has authored several books and speaks regularly to lawyers on the topic of substance abuse, sit down to discuss drug and alcohol abuse in the profession. Megan and Gary cover a range of issues including why lawyers have a propensity to turn to substances, stress in the profession and healthy coping mechanisms, and recent trends, developments and tips for attorneys to avoid alcohol use, particularly in work related social settings.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Why lawyers are disproportionately prone to substance abuse;
  • Strategies to help combat and manage stress and anxiety;
  • Early warning signs that an attorney may be heading towards alcoholism; and
  • Tips and strategies to avoid pressure of drinking in work related social settings.
CLE Info

This program is currently available for 1.0 specialty credit in the following states (if you have already satisfied the specialty credit in the state(s) below, this program will provide 1.0 general credit):

Alabama: Ethics
Alaska: Ethics
Arizona: Ethics
Arkansas: Ethics
California: Competence
Connecticut: Ethics
Hawaii: Ethics
Illinois: Substance Abuse / Mental Illness
Minnesota: Ethics
Mississippi: Malpractice Prevention
Nevada: Substance Abuse
New Hampshire: Ethics
New Jersey: Ethics
New Mexico: Ethics
New York: Ethics
North Carolina: Substance Abuse
North Dakota:
Ethics

Ohio: Prof. Conduct (pending)
Oklahoma: Ethics
Oregon: Mental Health (pending)
Pennsylvania: Ethics
Tennessee
: Ethics
Texas
: Ethics

Vermont: Ethics
Washington: Prof. Dev. / Substance Abuse
West Virginia: Ethics

This program is also currently available for 1.0 general credit in the following states:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Connecticut
Georgia
Hawaii*
Illinois
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey*
New MexicoNew York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

In addition, we have applied for credit in the following states, and will promptly update the list above as the program is approved in each such state:

Colorado
Indiana
Ohio
Oregon

*In Hawaii and New Jersey, we rely on their reciprocity policies pursuant to which our programs are deemed accredited once they are approved in the various reciprocity states where we apply such as California, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.

For information on attendance reporting, please refer to the CLE Info page.

Presenters:

Megan Zavieh
Principal, Zavieh Law

Gary Stromberg
Author, Lecturer, The BLACKBIRD Group

Program Level: Beginner

Duration: 60 minutes

Recorded On: December 19, 2019

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