Legal Ethics Institute Announces Upcoming and On Demand CLE Programs in Ethics, Elimination of Bias, Substance Abuse-Competence, for Attorneys

Boca Raton, FL, May 19, 2016 --( Legal Ethics Institute has announced the following upcoming CLE web casts and programs now available on demand:

Breaking Through Bias 2016: Gender Stereotypes in the Legal Profession (2622)
Moderated web cast: June 1, 2016 (12:00 noon ET)

For attorneys who missed this web cast on January 19, 2016. Andrea S. Kramer, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, and Alton B. Harris, Nixon Peabody LLP, provide women and male lawyers with advice and techniques they can use to recognize gender biases and overcome them.

Mental Health, Competency and Addiction Issues in Older Attorneys: Understanding the Signs and Symptoms and How to Provide Treatment and Support (2547)
Moderated web cast: June 2, 2016 (12:00 noon ET)

For attorneys who missed this web cast on December 16, 2015. Joan Bibelhausen, Esq., an expert on mental health and addiction issues involving attorneys, discusses the warning signs and realistic approaches and options for treatment and support.

Ethics of Witness Preparation: Best Practices for All Attorneys (2641)
Live web cast: September 28, 2016 (12:00 noon ET)

Steve Bennett, Park Jensen Bennett LLP, discusses the ethical issues to consider in witness preparation, including: protection of privilege; coaching versus preparation; correction of testimony; payment for testimony; and corporate witnesses.

Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Competence Issues in the Legal Profession (2639)
Live web cast: December 8, 2016 (12:00 noon ET)

A recently published study details the incidence of problematic substance use, depression and other issues in American attorneys, and the numbers are striking. Joan Bibelhausen, Esq., Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL), St. Paul, Minnesota, and well-respected expert on mental health and addiction issues involving attorneys, provides information on these new findings, helps attorneys understand the predictors, warning signs and symptoms, and describes help that is available, through Lawyer Assistance Programs and others, appropriate support in recovery and more.

Conflicts of Interest: Ethics Issues and Practical Solutions for Attorneys (2606)

Available now on demand.

In this important discussion for all attorneys on conflicts of interest, Steve Bennett, Park Jensen Bennett LLP, discusses the ethical issues to consider, including: who’s a client; duties to prospective clients; direct conflicts; indirect conflicts; waivers and screening; duties to former clients.

Retaining and Using Consulting and Testifying Experts: Ethical Considerations for Attorneys (2624)

Available now on demand.

Irene Fiorentinos and Bill Dolan analyze the relevant rules of professionalism and conflicts and discuss the real world ethical issues and dilemmas that an attorney faces when navigating the selection and retention of experts and the presentation of expert testimony.

Attorneys wishing to register for any of the live web casts or on demand programs, or to learn more about the programs, may visit

About Legal Ethics Institute
Legal Ethics Institute ( brings together in one convenient location links to some of the most important and popular CLE programs covering legal ethics, elimination of bias in the legal profession, and substance abuse and dependency issues involving attorneys. The programs, which are presented by highly-respected lawyers and legal scholars, are available via live web casts and on demand formats. Contact Sharon Levine Mirsky, Esq., a member of the Legal Ethics Institute’s Advisory Team, at (561) 241-1919 or for more information.
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