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And get CLE credit for developing your personal wellness!
An event hosted by Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. (FLA)
ALL FLORIDA LAWYERS are cordially invited to attend
The FLA 2022 CLE Workshop
This event offers five (5) CLE credits for $75, and will be held on Zoom during the afternoon of Friday, September 16th.
As an attendee, you will not appear on video.
Registration is required-- please click here or on the "button" at the top of the page. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email, as well as reminders during the week of the event-- those emails will come from Zoom/Dan McDermott.
Once registered, payment will be required prior to the event.
Payment-- FLA participants are automatically billed through Affinity-Spectrum but are reminded to submit their $75.00 immediately if they have not already done so.
If you are NOT an FLA participant, please make payment on our website-- fla-lap.org -- and pay via PayPal. You will scroll to the bottom of the page, choose type of payment ("Workshop"), then type in $75.00.
Law Students attend free.
12-12:40: Brown Bag Lunch and Introduction to FLA
The FLA team and guests present a brief overview of services and confidentiality rules, and the "how and why" FLA assists Florida's lawyers.
12:45-2:00: Sleep Your Way to Safety & Success -- The Power of Neuroscience // Robin Wolpert, Esq, PhD, and Joan Bibelhausen, JD, share the evidence of sleep's impact on competence, focus,, mood, decision-making, communication, and ethical conduct in your legal practice and your life.
2:00-3:00: Defense Mechanisms -- Why Good Lawyers Can Actually Struggle More... // Leah Claire Bennett, PhD, explores "the attorney" personality, environment, and defense mechanisms that can make personal wellness efforts extra difficult for skilled, motivated, and responsible attorneys.
3:00-5:00: Allowing Grace and Mercy to Guide You to Happiness
Jennifer Angier, MS, leads a journey showing openness to "humanity" as the key to clinical recovery from trauma, addiction, and mental health concerns.
Note to FLA Participants-- Attendance is required under your FLA contract; please make all necessary arrangements to attend.
We look forward to being with you and will provide you with regular updates in the coming month.
On behalf of FLA, the non-profit resource providing wellness services and support to Florida's legal community since 1986, I hope you will join us on September 16th.
Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"It took many years, and lots of hard work on my part, but today I have rebuilt a life, a marriage, and a career to be proud of. FLA did that for me.”
WHO WE ARE
In an effort to achieve it’s mission, FLA, through its over 300 volunteer legal professionals, has promoted the formation of over 30 weekly support groups throughout Florida for lawyers, judges, and law students. Some of these groups focus on substance abuse issues and are attended by legal professionals in recovery or who wish to learn more about the recovery process. Other groups assist legal professionals dealing with mental health issues or dual disorders. The groups meet at a designated location each week for approximately one hour.
Attorneys, judges, and law students recovering from substance abuse, or those who are interested in entering the recovery process, are invited to attend an FLA lawyer/law student support meeting whether or not they have disciplinary or bar admission problems. Particular issues affecting the recovering lawyer and the maintenance of their recovery while contending with the pressures and ethical questions inherent in the practice of law or the bar admission process are regularly discussed. The groups are completely confidential, and no record of attendance or issues raised is reported to FLA or to the Bar (unless required by terms of probation or conditional admission).
For those legal professionals dealing with mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, dual diagnoses, or other compulsive disorders, FLA also sponsors facilitated support meetings. These meetings are run by licensed mental health professionals to whom a nominal fee is paid by the participants. As with the chemical dependency support meetings, the groups are confidential unless reporting is a requirement of probation or conditional admission.