Lawyer's Antidote to Self-Destructive Habits: Avoiding Substance and Other Abuses - Part 5 of the 2014 Law Practice Management Series
Tuesday, September 16, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Event provided by CCCBA

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Jeena Cho—JC Law Group PC
Mark Perlmutter

As lawyers, we’re constant witnesses to suffering. We witness suffering of our clients, and others which can lead to suffering in ourselves. The conflict and adversarial nature of law combined with lack of education around triggers that can lead to mental illness or tools for coping with the stressors of our profession can lead lawyers to engage in substance abuse. It’s no wonder that lawyers engage in substance abuse, suffer from depression and suicide at an alarming high rate.

This MCLE will provide an overview and understanding of the causes and treatment of depression, as well as addiction to alcohol and drugs in a non-threatening way that utilizes lawyers’ own experiences with addictive patterns. The root causes of addictive behavior, including neurobiology and triggers will be discussed.

Program will take place in Room S312

The Contra Costa County Bar Association certifies that this activity has been approved for 1.5 hours of Competency Issues MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, Provider #393.

** Please note that 'Competency Issues' has replaced the former 'Substance Abuse' MCLE requirement.   

Jeena Cho's book, The Anxious Lawyer with the American Bar Association is scheduled to be published in 2015. The book is an 8-week guide for reducing stress, anxiety and cultivating a more joyful existence. 


This is the fifth program in the 6-part 2014 Law Practice Management Series.  Only $20 per program for members ($10 for law students!)

Other programs in the series include (previous programs can be viewed on our MCLE Self-Study page):

April 15: Ethics of Social Media and Attorney Ratings websites - 1 hour General MCLE

Speakers: Alison Buchanan—Shareholder, Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel, Carolyn Higgins—President, Fortune Marketing Company

May 20: The Virtual Law Office and Technology in Today's Modern Law Firm – 1.5 hours General MCLE 

Speakers: Wrally Dutkiewicz – Fast Pepper Solutions, David Pearson – Law Offices of David S. Pearson, David S. Rosenbaum – McDowall Cotter

June 17: Four Steps to Ethical and Empathic Client Relationships and Communications –- 1.0 hour Ethics MCLE, .5 hours General MCLE

 Speakers: Wiseheart Lawyering - Kamala Itzel Berrio & Marina Smerling

July 15: Financial Client Relationship Issues - including Financial concerns, client file retention, transfer and destruction. - 1.5 hours General MCLE

Speakers include: Renee Livingston - Livingston Law Firm, Harry DeCourcy - Littler

October 21: Succession Planning for Lawyers, including Business Valuation – 1.0 hours General MCLE, .5 hours Ethics MCLE

Speakers: Oliver Bray - Bray & Bray & Mike Eggers CPA - Principal, American Business Appraisers


MCLE Credits

Competence Issues 1.5 hr


Members: When you register, we’ll calculate the best price based on your membership level and section membership. Not a member? Join today to take advantage of discounted pricing on all CCCBA events.

Full Price Early Bird Price
Non-Members $30.00
Members $20.00
Special Member Pricing
Law Student $10.00


JFK University School of Law
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill 94523

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