Amazing Opportunity! Get all 3 Required MCLE Credits and Support a Great Cause!
Please plan to attend the upcoming Other Bar sponsored MCLE Event. Here is your chance to pick up all three of the hard-to-get required MCLE units in one morning: Legal Ethics, Elimination of Bias, and Competence: Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession. This seminar is very reasonably priced at $145.00*, and all proceeds go to support the vital work of The Other Bar Foundation. *sliding scale upon request
What: Seventh Annual Other Bar MCLE Fundraiser.
When: Friday January 14, 2022. 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Donation: $145.00. Walk-ins welcome. Register online below or email David Mann at 415.240.1599 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
8:45 a.m. - Introductory Remarks
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Competence: Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession: Title: Resiliency Under Stress: A Lawyer’s Guide to Successfully Navigating the Practice of Law
Description: This presentation explores the basics of resiliency in the legal profession and the impact of a lawyer’s ability to manage through challenges (within the profession, our communities, in our personal lives) on one’s requirements and competency to practice law. Resilience is a person’s capacity for stress-related growth, and lawyer personality research reveals that lawyers as a population tend to be quite low in the trait. This presentation specifically addresses (1) the specific needs and difficulties for legal professionals to develop and maintain resiliency and (2) how increasing resiliency enhances many critical performance skills in the practice of law.
Corey B. Rabin, Esq.
Clinical Advisor to the Legal Professionals Program
Corey Rabin, Esq. brings extensive personal and professional knowledge to his role of clinical advisor for the Legal Professionals Program at Caron.
A practicing attorney for more than 35 years, Corey holds a JD from the University of Miami School of Law and has decades of experience in substance abuse recovery and interventions.
He speaks and writes nationally about behavioral health subjects relating to lawyers and law firms and provides regular counseling and resources to legal professionals while they engage in the world-class services and programs at Caron.
Eric J. Webber, MA, CADC
Director, Legal Professionals Program
Eric Webber is the Director of the Legal Professionals Program and Senior Clinician for 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. He conducts the Legal Professionals group, as well as a general Executive/Professional group. Mr. 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.
10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Legal Ethics: Title: Five Procedures to Keep You Bar Compliant and Client Happy
Description: The program will provide California lawyers with information relevant to the Rules of Professional Conduct. Topics to be discussed include:
- Client Communications—The Most Important Issue
- Preventing the Most Common Malpractice Claims
- All Things Online
- Competency; What you need to do
- Grab Bag of Ethics, Professional Responsibility and Legal Malpractice Issues
Joel Selik, an attorney since 1985, practices primarily in ethics, legal malpractice and judgment collection. He is a California Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice and has offices in San Diego and Las Vegas.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Elimination of Bias:
Description: This program will cover the new developments in harassment and discrimination law. You’ll learn to identify legal claims of bias, how to intervene as a bystander, and the new California legislative guidance with respect to sexual harassment. We’ll discuss the effects of the #MeToo movement and discuss how we can be better lawyers by eliminating bias as professionals.
Beth K. Whittenbury started her law career with what was then San Francisco’s largest law firm, litigating employment cases and giving advice to employers. She left to found her legal consulting practice dedicated to resolving employment issues without litigation. She currently conducts workplace fact-finding investigations, workplace resolution systems audits, employee mediations, and implicit bias as well as anti-discrimination/harassment training for both managers and employees. She also helps organizations change their culture to one of inclusion, thus preventing harassment and discrimination from occurring.
Her book, Investigating the Workplace Harassment Claim, made the American Bar Association Best-Seller List. She’s also the author of A Manager’s Guide to Preventing Liability for Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and How to Handle Sexual Harassment in the Workplace During the #MeToo Era: A Guide for Employees and Managers as well as numerous articles for law reviews and practitioner publications.
Ms. Whittenbury is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). She currently chairs the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice of the American Bar Association (ABA). She is a Past Chair of the Employment Law and Litigation Committee for the Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) of the ABA and is an active member of PIRHA, having served on a District Board. She also currently serves as the Vice Chair of the California Lawyer’s Association Delegation to the ABA House of Delegates. She is an active member of the California Bar Association.
The Other Bar is a certified MCLE provider (#10821) and a California 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to provide confidential support to attorneys struggling with addiction to alcohol or other substances.