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

Boca Raton, FL, July 08, 2016 --( Legal Ethics Institute has announced the following upcoming CLE web casts and programs now available on demand:

Conflicts of Interest: Ethics Issues and Practical Solutions for Attorneys (2606)
Moderated web cast: August 17, 2016 (12:00 noon ET)

For attorneys who missed this web cast on February 2, 2016. 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.

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

The ethical issues to consider in witness preparation, including: protection of privilege; coaching versus preparation; correction of testimony; payment for testimony; and corporate witnesses.

Overcoming and Eliminating Age Bias against both Younger and Older Lawyers (2647)
Live web cast: December 13, 2016 (12:00 noon ET)

When lawyers understand the stereotypes surrounding younger lawyers (Millennial generation) and older lawyers (particularly women over 45), and the biases that result from these stereotypes, they are in a position to effectively combat age discrimination in their own legal organizations and improve generational harmony in the legal profession generally. In this program, the presenters provide lawyers with an understanding of these stereotypical biases and advice and techniques they can use to avoid or overcome age bias in the legal profession.

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.

Breaking Through Bias 2016: Gender Stereotypes in the Legal Profession (2622)
Available now on demand.

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)
Available now on demand.

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.

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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