What Lawyers Need to Know About Suicide During a Recession

On May 6, 2009, the American Bar Association will present a teleconference/live webinar on “What Lawyers Need to Know About Suicide During a Recession: Prevention, Identity and Law Firm Responsibility“.

The program looks at two aspects of suicide during a recession: the role of lawyers in preventing suicidal behaviour in clients and colleagues, as well as lawyers’ own vulnerability to depression and suicide.

From the program description:

“This program will address the ethical responsibility employers have to assist attorneys in their employ that may be suicidal. Participants of this program will also receive compact suicide prevention gatekeeper training that will help them identify the signs of depression and suicide that can lead to intervention and a saved life.”

Faculty includes a judge, LAP staff, a clinical psychologist, and a lawyer who specializes in suicide cases. The program will be moderated by Joan Bibelhausen, Executive Director, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Minnesota.

The session is 90 minutes long and is eligible for Ethics CLE credits. See the program description on the ABA website for full details.

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