About the Seminar
This CLE will discuss the ABA 2017 report, “The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change” presented by the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being and will specifically focus on the following:
The percentage of lawyers and law students suffering from substance abuse issues, depression and stress and why that is found to be the case
The negative implications for the legal profession, individual lawyers, organizations and law firms as a consequence of these issues
Reasons to promote well-being, including ethical reasons
Recommendations for stake-holders concerning how to promote well-being
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of abuse before it is too late
About the Speaker
Deborah Bjes is the dedicated risk manager for the lawyer's professional liability program with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. Deborah is responsible for providing assistance and resources to attorneys by providing on-site CLE seminars, risk management programs, newsletters, and articles. Deborah is a licensed attorney and former partner at a mid-sized insurance defense Chicago law firm.
Deborah has also served as a customer service specialist and has facilitated seminars on communication skills. Deborah is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she received her J.D. cum laude.
This program qualifies for 1.0 MCLE credit hour, including up to 1.0 SA/MH credit hour.
This seminar is an Intermediate level program.
Note: When submitting your compliance reports to the SC Commission on CLE and Specialization, please use this course code if you completed the program in 2019: 194959ADO