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The Addicted Lawyer: A Conversation with Brian Cuban

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

DESCRIPTION

Many lawyers and legal professionals have witnessed colleagues lose or damage their careers due to addiction. Lawyers, law students, and legal professionals, like anyone else, can have a genetic predisposition to issues like alcoholism, substance abuse, depression, eating disorders, and self-harm. The stress of practicing law can trigger these problems. Lawyers often hesitate to share these struggles due to shame and fear of judgment, leading to disclosure only when facing physical and job-related consequences.

‍In this CLE, attorney Brian Cuban, brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, will share his experiences with mental health issues, both as a law student at the University of Pittsburgh and practicing attorney in Dallas, Texas. He will discuss his journey of recovery, career redefinition, and rebuilding his family and passion for life. His most recent, best-selling book, The Addicted Lawyer, Tales of The Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption, is an unflinching look back at how addiction and other mental health issues destroyed his career as a once successful lawyer and how he and others in the profession redefined their lives in recovery and found redemption.

In this free CLE webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Attorney substance and abuse statistics
  • Explaining predispositions to dependence and addiction in the legal industry
  • Stages of change towards improving overall wellness
  • How to assist struggling lawyers in your community

 

Webinar duration: 60 minutes.

This webinar is eligible for CLE credit in multiple jurisdictions.*

CLE Information

In which U.S. states is this webinar CLE credit eligible?

This program is eligible for 1 hour of CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 50 minutes of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. CLE credit has been applied for in the following states: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IA, MN, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, and WY. For states not listed above, you may still apply for reciprocity CLE credit if applicable.

‍Who is eligible to receive CLE credit?

To be eligible for CLE credit for this webinar, you must attend the entire LIVE duration of this webinar and participate in the polls. Note, partial CLE credit for this course is not available.

You cannot watch the program in a group if you wish to earn CLE credit. If you do choose to watch the event in a group, ensure that you are also logged in on your own personal device, under your log-in credentials, as we will need proof of your attendance (though it is highly recommended that you view the event from your own personal device).

‍How do I receive CLE credit?

If you have met the participation requirements, you will receive a personalized CLE affidavit from mcle-smokeball@americanbar.org for the program at which you attended at least one session to completion. Please check your spam or junk folders as these emails often end up there. Please note you will fill out one affidavit for the full event. Once you complete the affidavit, you will be able to download your certificate(s) of attendance and they will be emailed to you as well from mcle-smokeball@americanbar.org. You must fill out your CLE attendance affidavit and have your certificate in-hand within 3 weeks after the program ends to be eligible to receive CLE credit from this webinar.

PRICE

FREE

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SPEAKER BIO

Brian Cuban, Attorney, Author, and Mental Health Recovery Advocate
Brian Cuban is an attorney, author and mental health awareness and recovery advocate. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Addicted Lawyer, Tales of The Bar, Booze Blow & Redemption. His debut novel, The Ambulance Chaser released as the #1 selling debut paperback thriller.

He has spoken at law firms, conferences, non-profit events, colleges and universities across the United States and in Canada. He also writes extensively on these subjects. His columns have appeared on CNN.com, Foxnews.com, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, and in online and print newspapers around the world.

Jordan Turk, Legal Technology Advisor
Jordan Turk is a practicing attorney in Texas, and is also the Legal Technology Advisor at Smokeball. Her family law expertise includes appeals, pre and postnuptial agreements, as well as complex property division and highly contentious custody cases. In addition, Jordan has given CLEs across the country on topics ranging from client relationships to proper trust account management.