Competence Issues

Signs and Symptoms of Substance Use and Mental Health Issues Among Attorneys

This Interactive Program Will:
~ Discuss how prevalent substance use and mental health issues are among attorneys.
~ Discuss how substance use and mental health issues impair an attorney’s ability to perform legal services with competence.
~ Describe the signs and symptoms of addiction, depression, anxiety, and stress.
~ Provide information on the Lawyer Assistance Program and other resources.

Abella, Lita
Lita Abella
Senior Program Analyst, Lawyer Assistance Program
The State Bar of California

Lita Abella is a Senior Program Analyst at the State Bar of California. Her role is to conduct outreach and present education programs for the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP). She recently promoted into this position after working as an investigator for over 5 years in the Office of Chief Trial Counsel where she investigated and assisted in the prosecution of attorneys for misconduct.

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019

Time: Check-In: 3:45 pm; Presentation: 4:00 – 5:00

Presenter(s): Lita Abella, Senior Program Analyst, Lawyer Assistance Program, The State Bar of California

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
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: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in Competence Issues

Registration Fee: $60–SCBA Members; $75–Public; $45–SCBA Barristers Club Members in their 1st 5 years of practice; $20–Students (Students must provide proof of current enrollment with registration to receive discount)

Barristers will have to register by phone, fax, or USPS Mail to receive Section Discounted price. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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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