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Shackled to Our Screens: The Legal Profession Shackled by Hyperconnectivity

Learn key strategies that can help safeguard your personal life from the constant use of technology.

Workers today are 'never turned off.' Like our mobile phones, we only go on standby at the end of the day as we crawl into bed, exhausted. Gradual, incremental increases in responsibilities, duties, pressures and demands at home and work combined with long workdays and weeks have placed our profession at risk. At some point, work may dominate our lives and keep us at a chronically high level of distress, yet we are often unaware that we have lost balance in our lives. Since it doesn't appear that the 'always-on' culture will be switching off any time soon, we need to develop key strategies that can help safeguard our personal life. Recent studies have shown that there has been a dramatic increase in impairment due to alcoholism, addiction, and mental health disorders among members of the legal profession. The statistics are compelling and indicate that 1 out of 3 attorneys will likely need substance use or mental health services at some point in their careers. And technology? What role does it play in perpetuating this public health crisis? Attorney Brian S. Quinn is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania. He will discuss the already high prevalence rates of alcohol and substance misuse among lawyers and how mental health issues have taken the forefront, with special emphasis on stress, anxiety, and trauma, including the mental health impact of technology in the post-COVID-19 world. This course will explain the free services that Lawyers Assistance Programs provide to lawyers, judges, their family members, and law students and a close look at what barriers exist that prevent lawyers and judges from seeking the help they need. It is critical that attorneys understand the role that education plays in breaking the stigma and fear associated with addiction and mental illness in the legal profession. This program will assist attorneys in taking a much closer look at the ethical challenges created by the imposed isolation of the pandemic, including the role technology plays, and its possible long-lasting effect on the legal profession.

66 minutes
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Agenda

What Are LAPs?

  • Role of LAPs in Assisting With Alcohol/Substance Use Disorders
  • Confidentiality Issues

Problems/Prevalence Rates of Impairment in Legal Profession

Hyperconnectivity - Negative Impact of Technology on Lawyers

  • Television/Internet/Smartphones
  • Email/Texting

Social Media Impact

  • Risks Associated With Social Comparisons

Digital Device Dependence/Addiction

  • Signs and Symptoms

Strategies for Well Being

  • Quick Stress Busters
  • Meditation/Mindfulness
  • Daily Exercises for Mind and Body

Barriers to Treatment for Legal Professionals

  • Stigma
  • Denial
  • Enabling

Ethical Considerations

  • Connection to Ethical Violations
  • Reference to Specific Rules of Professional Conduct
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on November 7, 2022.

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  • AK CLE 1.0
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.0 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.1
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.1 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0 including Competence Issues 1
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit, of which includes Competence Issues for 1.00 hour.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s).
     
  • GA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IN CLE 1.1 including Ethics 1.1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Indiana Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 1.1 hours of Distance Education credit.
     
  • MO CLE 1.3
     
  • This course qualifies for self-study CLE credit in Missouri.
     
  • ND CLE 1.0
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.1
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 65 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.3 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.0 including AAMH 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours, including AAMH for 1.00 hour.
     
  • NY CLE 1.0 including Areas of Professional Practice 1
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.0 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.00 hour. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • OR CLE 1.0 including Mental Health/Substance Abuse 1
     
  • Approved for 1.0 CLE credits in Oregon, including Mental Health/Substance Abuse for 1.00 hour.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.0 including Attorney Wellness 1
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.0 hour(s) of CLE credit including Attorney Wellness for 1.00 hour credit(s). Please note: Attorneys may only claim 12 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.0 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.3 MCLE hours.
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • OR CLE 1.0
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Brian S. Quinn

Brian S. Quinn

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of PA

  • Education and Outreach Coordinator for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Inc., a Lawyer Assistance Program established to help lawyers, judges, and law students recover from alcoholism, drug addiction, and mental health disorders
  • Member of the Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations
  • Private practitioner for over 40 years, having litigated both civil and criminal matters during his career
  • Worked in the field of alcohol and drug counseling in suburban Philadelphia, allowing him to gain both practical and clinical experience with individuals suffering from alcohol, substance use, and mental health disorders
  • Has written articles and made presentations on many lawyer wellness topics to law firms, Bar Associations, professional organizations, and legal education providers on a state, national, and international level
  • Licensed attorney in Pennsylvania
  • J.D. degree and a certificate in drug and alcohol counseling, Villanova University
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Product ID: 410167
Published 2022
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