COMPETENCE: SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS, MENTAL HEALTH & THE PRACTICE OF LAW
WOMEN LAWYERS OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
for a presentation by Greg Dorst:
"Competence: Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health & the Practice of Law"
(1 Unit MCLE Competence Credit)
TUESDAY MAY 25, 2021 from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. (virtually)
Greg Dorst will discuss the harmful physical and mental effects of alcohol, drug abuse, and addiction.
How do we recognize use and abuse of alcohol and other substances?
Why are legal professionals prone to alcohol, drug abuse, and addiction?
What are the impacts to family, friends, employers, clients, and colleagues of alcohol and drug abusers?
When is it time to get professional help to intervene and preserve one's health and career?
He will use his own personal story and experience to bring these important issues to the forefront.
He will also provide resources for your consideration and highlight the role that The Other Bar can play in the recovery process.
Greg Dorst, J.D., CADC II, worked as a trial lawyer for the San Bernardino County office of the District Attorney. He also worked as a private practitioner specializing in criminal defense and real estate litigation. In July of 1997, Greg stopped practicing law and began a new chapter in his life. Mr. Dorst became a certified Addiction Specialist in 2000. He also began a career in the field of mental health. In 2004, Mr. Dorst was selected to consult for the Other Bar, working with attorneys, judges, and law students in need of help for substance abuse issues and mental health needs. Later, in 2009, Mr. Dorst became the CEO of Social Science Services, Inc., providing treatment for concurrent substance use disorders and mental health concerns for men, women, women with children, and special needs adults.
$10 for MCLE credit, otherwise, this event is free!
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