A wellness crisis has engulfed the legal profession. Lawyers self-report that one-third of them have issues with alcohol, drugs, or depression or other mental health issues. And although reports emphasizing the need to address the lawyer wellness crisis have proliferated in recent years, comparatively little has been done to investigate why lawyers disproportionately suffer wellness problems compared to the public. Using the Report of the VSB President's Special Committee on Lawyer Well-Being as a starting point, the panel will drill down on the specific occupational risks of law practice, why they contribute to the lawyer wellness crisis, and what individual lawyers and legal organizations can do to mitigate those risks. This CLE will help equip lawyers to recognize and resist potential wellness problems before they become impaired.

MCLE Credit: 1.5 Hours, ---- Ethics PENDING

Sponsors: ALPS

Sharon D. Nelson - President, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
Graham K. Bryant - Office of the Attorney General
Prescott L. Prince - Former Assistant Bar Counsel, Virginia State Bar
Robert M. Worster, III