Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
$47 - ECBA Members (Judges & Attorneys) and their Non-Attorney Staff
$60 - Non-Members
1 hour Ethics CLE/CJE
As an esteemed and enthusiastic educator for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Attorney Brian S. Quinn will discuss the various types of impairment resulting from substance use - both alcohol and drugs - as well as mental health issues such as depression, stress, and anxiety.
Very importantly, this seminar will concentrate on what members of the legal profession can and should be doing about impairment among fellow attorneys, rather than a continuation of the enabling behavior that is often the norm.
Intervention techniques will be discussed and Attorney Quinn will provide examples of what some typical calls to the Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Helpline “look” like. He hopes to alleviate some of the fear and misunderstanding that surrounds picking up the phone to ask LCL for advice or help.
Ethical considerations and issues that may result from failure to seek help for oneself or a fellow attorney will be discussed also.
Brian S. Quinn, Esq.
Educator for Pennsylvania’s Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Program
Brian Quinn holds the positon of Educator for Pennsylvania’s Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Program. He obtained his undergraduate degree in 1970, his law degree in 1973 and a certificate in Drug and Alcohol counseling in 2012, from Villanova University. Prior to working for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, he was a sole practitioner for nearly 40 years and has also worked in the field of Alcohol and Drug Counseling at Mirmont Treatment Center and Malvern Institute in suburban Philadelphia. Mr. Quinn is a past member of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania and served as a peer volunteer for over six years prior to accepting his current role as the organization’s Education and Outreach Coordinator.