MCLE Event (Sponsored by The Other Bar)

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Amazing Opportunity! Get all 3 Required MCLE Credits and Support a Great Cause!

Please plan to attend the upcoming Other Bar sponsored MCLE Event. This is a 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: Fourth Annual Other Bar MCLE Fundraiser.
Where: 17th Floor Conference Room, Farella Braun & Martel 235 Montgomery St. SF, CA
When: Friday January 4, 2019. 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Donation: $145.00. Walk-ins welcome. To register, click here: or call or email David Mann at 415.240.1599 (


8:30 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast: (coffee, juice, pastries, fruit, yogurt, etc.)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Legal Ethics: Samuel C. Bellicini is a solo practitioner in San Rafael California, a past president of the Association of Discipline Defense Counsel, and a member of the Other Bar. From his unique and invaluable perspective as both a respected State Bar discipline defense attorney and a former defendant, he will provide an overview of the newly revised California Rules of Professional Conduct, highlighting the most significant changes and the provisions most likely to affect you and your practice.

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Competence: Coping With the Unique Challenges of Legal Practice: Speaker Richard Carlton is the former Executive Director of the California Lawyer Assistance Program. His presentation includes (1) an examination of the stress, anxiety, depression and substance abuse too often experienced by legal professionals; and (2) a discussion of strategies for coping with these challenges. Insights are offered into the personality traits of attorneys and the qualities of the legal profession that combine to make lawyers significantly more susceptible to these maladies than the general population. Mr. Carlton inserts a bit of humor and irony into this otherwise serious subject. Self-reflection is encouraged while the audience is engaged in a thought-provoking discussion.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession: Practicing in a fair and ethical manner requires awareness of our biases and willingness to constantly examine, challenge, and change our thinking and decision-making. This segment explores strategies to mitigate the impact of unconscious bias and uphold high standards within the judicial system. Attendees are encouraged to share their own personal experiences and viewpoints regarding this topic, especially in light of the #MeToo movement and recent high-profile instances of this issue arising in public, legal, and political spheres.

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. For more information, please visit our website at


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