Substance Use in the Legal Field: From Concern to Intervention
Current data reveals a steady increase of alcohol use in the general public, as well as in the legal profession. This webinar will examine and discuss the prevalence of stimulant use in the legal profession and the current ethical issues surrounding cannabis. What are the costs of substance use, including the costs of replacing personnel at various levels of a firm? What are the ethical risks and civil liability of legal professionals who are impaired? What are concrete ways to help address substance use in the firm and in the legal profession overall? Join us to get broad stroke solutions and action items on confronting the problem and helping improve firm and employee wellness.
- Identify which substances legal professionals abuse the most and to what degree.
- Describe current ethical quandaries of cannabis in the United States at large and specifically in the legal profession.
- Outline ethical risks and civil liabilities of legal professionals working while impaired.
- List four action items to help intervene on the prevalence of substance abuse in the law firm and in the legal profession.
$29 for members and $79 for nonmembers
Eric J. Webber, MA, CADC
Caron Legal Professionals Program
Eric Webber is the Director of the Caron Legal Professionals Program and Senior Clinician of Specialty Services at Caron Treatment Center. He provides direct care through specialty lectures and counseling sessions focused on relapse, addiction interaction disorders, work/professional related issues, and other targeted needs. Webber is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor and holds a Certificate of Competency in Problem Gambling, all through the Pennsylvania Certification Board; he is also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. He holds a master’s degree from Alvernia University.
CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour(s) in the subject area of Substance Abuse (SA)
CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour(s) in the subject area of Business Ethics (BE)
SHRM: 1.0 PDC
HRCI: 1.0 Credit Hour(s)
*Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding continuing education credits. CE credit offered for this program for the 2023 calendar year.