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Link Christin, Executive Director of the Legal Professionals Program with Caron Treatment Centers, to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Mental Health Webinar


Link Christin, Executive Director of the Legal Professionals Program with Caron Treatment Centers, to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís How to Effectively Deal with Mental Health and Substance Use Issues for Lawyers

New York, NY, April 09, 2019 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Link Christin, Executive Director of the Legal Professionals Program with Caron Treatment Centers will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “How to Effectively Deal with Mental Health and Substance Use Issues for Lawyers.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Eastern Time

For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/mental-health-and-substance-abuse-for-lawyers/

About Link Christin

Mr. Christin brings a lifetime of experience to his role as Executive Director of the Legal Professionals Program at Caron Treatment Centers. As an attorney, licensed and board-certified drug and addiction counselor, therapist, speaker, and author, he has focused for the last seven years exclusively on the treatment of impaired legal professionals in both residential and outpatient settings.

He has launched and managed this national program for lawyers, judges, law students, and paralegals who are in residential treatment. This specialty offering provides education and clinical engagement from pre entry through continuing care. He and his team provide significant and tangible counseling and resources to these professionals multiple times per week while the patients engage in the world-class services and programs at Caron.

Mr. Christin previously practiced law for more than 25 years and was a civil trial lawyer and a partner in two law firms in Pittsburgh, PA. After serving as the Administrator of the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law he transitioned to a second career, obtaining his Master’s in Addiction Counseling from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. At that time he founded and directed the first national legal professionals program of its kind at Hazelden Betty Ford, and after more than four years created and served as CEO for Heightened Performance LLC, a behavioral consulting firm for lawyers.

During this time he was an Adjunct Professor at the William Mitchell School of Law, as well as an Assistant Professor at the Hazelden Betty Ford School of Addiction Studies. He was recently appointed as a Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Substance Use Disorder Task Force.

Finally, Mr. Christin continues to speak and write nationally about behavioral health subjects relating to lawyers and law firms, addiction, depression, stress, anxiety, work/life balance, wellness, and re-igniting professional passion. Mr. Christin has had more than 15 articles published over the past three years on issues related to attorneys and mental/behavioral health.

Abstract

Join them for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Mental Health Webinar. Mental health plays a vital role in the well-being of lawyers. However, due to extensive workloads, client demands, and toxic working environment, they become prone to chronic stress, anxiety, and depression which may put their mental health at stake. Recent studies show a significant percentage of lawyers who are suffering from mental health or substance use problems.

The prevalence of these issues in the legal industry has never been more alarming. Hence, it is crucial to properly acknowledge and address mental health issues by utilizing various risk mitigation strategies, geared towards improving attorney wellness.

Listen as a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group presents an in-depth discussion of the prevalence of anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders among lawyers. Speakers will dig deeper as they discuss the implications of these issues for the future of the legal profession. They will also offer best practices and risk mitigation strategies to minimize mental health and substance use issues in the legal industry.

Key issues covered in this course are:

• Mental Health and Substance Use Issues Among Attorneys: Overview and Statistics
• Implications for the Legal Industry
• Addressing Challenges
• Risk Mitigation Strategies
• What Lies Ahead

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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