Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center Thursday, February 28, 2019
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Welcome and Introductions
Civility: An Essential Quality of the Professional Lawyer* | Wright
This session offers an analysis of civility as a core element of the professionalism and ties the discussion to the relevant requirements of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.
Through the use of real-life scenarios and the latest research, explore what "civility" means, why it matters, and what practical tools and strategies lawyers have available to successfully and professionally handle incivility of others that they face in their daily practice.
Disciplinary Responses to Sexual Misconduct in the Judiciary* | Dubay
Hear a discussion about the ethical dimensions of sexual misconduct in the courts, including sexual harassment of judicial employees and sexual misconduct directed towards attorneys or litigants.
Materials include relevant provisions of state and federal judicial ethics rules that apply to allegations of sexual misconduct by judges and case law and advisory opinions from North Carolina, other states and the federal judiciary.
Stories of Renewal and Recovery† | Baggett and Friedrichs
A recent national landmark ABA study confirmed that lawyers are at the highest risk of any profession for issues like depression and alcoholism. Anywhere from a quarter to a third of the profession is encountering these issues at a given time. Lawyers are high functioning individuals with tremendous capacity to “never let them see you sweat.” This skill is often the downfall for many who may be dealing with these hidden issues. Typically, colleagues are too busy with their own lives and law practices to notice when one of our own may be struggling.
In this CLE, volunteers from the NC Lawyer Assistance Program share their experience and personal insight into the specific mental health issues they encountered, the consequences that resulted from those issues, how they began recovery, and what life is like today “on the other side.” The speakers also share helpful resources and explain how the Lawyer Assistance Program works. These personal stories illuminate hidden symptoms and more obvious behavior patterns that any lawyer can use to identify issues in colleagues or in oneself. As each person’s journey is unique, the stories all differ. Spoken from the heart, these stories are often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and always inspirational.
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