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The Realities of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and How to Practice Wellness in the Legal Profession

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  • Description

    The impact of substance abuse and mental health issues on the legal profession is greatly misunderstood and underestimated. This CLE course will explain how to recognize the signs of impairment and inform attorneys about methods for early intervention. The course will present the various assistance programs available as well as tips for how to make wellness an integral part of an attorney’s daily life.

  • Instructor Bio

    Trisha Rich

    Trisha Rich is a Partner in the Chicago office of Holland & Knight where she practices in commercial litigation and legal ethics and professional responsibility matters.

    In her legal ethics practice, Ms. Rich advises lawyers, law firms, and in-house counsel on a variety of issues related to professional responsibility and legal ethics, including professional responsibility, malpractice, partnership and corporate structuring, law firm management and employment issues, fee disputes, conflicts, confidentiality, and privilege, as well as all areas of legal ethics.

    Ms. Rich is active in the legal ethics community, is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, and is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of issues related to ethics and risk management. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Rich taught practical and theoretical ethics at two universities.

    Ms. Rich has received a number of accolades for her work in the legal ethics field, including being included as one of Crain’s Chicago Business’s 2018 Notable Women Attorneys, being named in the Law Bulletin’s 2017 40 Illinois Lawyers to Watch, being awarded the 2017 Chicago Bar Foundation Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Lawyer Award, and being included in Crain’s Chicago Business’s 2018 40 Under 40 list. Ms. Rich is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association, a volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois, and sits by appointment of the Illinois Supreme Court as a Commissioner on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.

    Lisa Kpor

    Lisa M. Kpor is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Chicago office and a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. Her litigation experience includes a broad range of legal issues, including shareholder oppression actions, financial services litigation, product liability disputes, complex breach of contract suits and commercial landlord-tenant actions. Ms. Kpor is also a member of the firm's Legal Profession Team. In that regard, she represents law firms, corporate legal departments and individuals on matters related to conflicts of interest, legal ethics consulting, attorney-client confidentiality and other professional responsibility issues.

    Ms. Kpor is an accomplished attorney who has received several honors and awards for her contributions to the legal profession, including the Rising Star Award from the National Immigrant Justice Center and the Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is the Co-Chair of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Leaders Group, a member of the Federal Bar Association’s Special Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion, and a member of The Posse Foundation’s Chicago Leadership Council.