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Under Pressure: Attorneys Dealing with Stress

Attorneys typically don’t want others to know they are struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues. In a competitive, high-stakes environment, they are concerned about privacy, confidentiality, and damage to their reputation. There is reluctance to seek help, because of societal stigma and professional vulnerability. Our two experts will expose the issues, and provide attorneys tools and resources to stay healthy.

Mann, David
David Mann
Northern California Consultant
The Other Bar

Mr. Mann is a graduate of Ohio State University and Stanford Law School. He served as a Deputy Public Defender in San Francisco before becoming a solo criminal defense practitioner. After 12 years of practice, substance abuse-related issues caused him to resign from the bar with disciplinary charges pending. Following a relentless battle with addiction which included numerous hospitalizations and periods of living on the streets, he succeeded in getting clean and sober in 1998. Since then he has worked, among other things, as a cab driver, a private investigator, a paralegal, and a drug and alcohol rehabilitation counselor. He presently serves as the Northern California Consultant to The Other Bar, a statewide organization of recovering attorneys, judges, and law students. In this capacity, he spends his time providing outreach and education to the legal community, and assisting attorneys as they struggle with substance abuse and related challenges that threaten their ability and/or eligibility to practice law.

Packard, Louise

Louise Packard, PhD.
Psychologist
Santa Rosa, California

Dr. Louise Packard received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Scripps College in 1977. She received her Doctorate in Psychology from the Professional School of Psychology in 1995. Dr. Packard has been a lecturer specializing in neurophysiology, psychopharmacology, cognitive assessment and the neurobiology of attachment and trauma for many different graduate schools in the Bay Area, including San Francisco State University, the California School of Professional Psychology, and the Institute of Imaginal Studies. Dr. Packard has worked as a psychological evaluator for the Child Protective Service Agencies of Sonoma, Mendocino, and San Francisco counties. She has been a supervising clinical consultant for the A Home Within project, Fostering Connections and LifeWorks. She has been a clinical supervisor for the psychiatric staff of St Josephs Hospitals in Santa Rosa, CA. Currently, Dr. Packard lectures nationally and internationally on the cognitive effects of bias. Dr. Packard’s private practice focuses on providing consultation and supervision to mental health professionals. You may find her website at louisepackardphd.com

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00—1:30 pm

Presenter(s):
David Mann, Northern California Consultant, The Other Bar

Louise Packard, PhD., Psychologist, Santa Rosa, California

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
NOTE: Parking for this seminar is ONLY available in the Public Parking Garage at 555 First Street. Do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue.

MCLE: 1.5 Units Participatory MCLE Credit in Competence Credit

* Compliance Group 1 (A-G): Complete Your Units Before the February 1st Deadline!

Registration Fee: $70–SCBA Members; $85–Public;

Student: $20 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

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