In conjunction with the Multnomah Bar Association, OAAP Assistant Director Shari Gregory will be presenting a 1 credit CLE on lawyer-wellbeing on May 15 from 12-1pm.
A landmark 2016 ABA/Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation national study found that attorneys are nearly twice as likely as the general population to experience problematic alcohol use, and younger attorneys (under 30) are approximately three times as likely. Reported levels of depression, anxiety, and stress were also significantly elevated among attorneys according to the study. Given these realities, the Oregon Supreme Court approved amendments to the MCLE rules requiring mental health, substance abuse, and cognitive impairment education. The speakers in this CLE will talk about when to ask for help for yourself and for colleagues, and how to recognize when someone needs help. You will also hear a personal story of recovery. This CLE will be presented by Shari Gregory, LCSW, JD, OAAP Assistant Director/Attorney Counselor, and Judge Gregory Silver, Multnomah County Circuit Court.
Contact the MBA for more information or to register.