Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession – Webinar (CA, FL, IL, WA)

Audio program! (check our CLE Programs page for live versions)

An examination of the stress, anxiety, depression and substance abuse challenges that are often encountered by legal professionals, this program will discuss the strategies and resources available to address these concerns.

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What You Will Learn

  • Introduction:  what is addiction and how does it impact the practice of law?
  • One story of recovery
  • Ethical concerns:  the duty to report and the Model Rules
  • Related issues:  depression, stress and anxiety
  • What is the solution?
  • Where to get help:  Lawyer Assistance Programs and related resources



“I have utilized all of the service providers that I noted in the survey and truly felt I received great service from each.  My favorite continuing legal education seminar provider, Pincus Professional Education is particularly noteworthy though.  I have attended about five Pincus seminars.  Each was phenominally packed with useful content and had presenters/speakers of the highest skill level.  I would unhesitatingly recommend Pincus to other lawyers and am already planning my next couple of seminars with this CLE provider.”  – Quote from The Recorder’s ‘Best of CA 2013′ survey.


Timothy Edwards, Esq.
Edwards Richter & Phillips, LLP

Timothy Edwards focuses his practice on complex state and federal court civil litigation, including class action disputes in federal court. Mr. Edwards represents businesses and individuals in commercial disputes involving non-compete agreements, trade secrets and other business torts. He also handles real estate and construction litigation. Tim is a nationally- recognized author and speaker on issues involving electronic discovery, document retention practices and the admissibility of electronically stored information. Mr. Edwards has been lead counsel in numerous class actions lawsuits, including a number of successful wage and hour collective actions resulting in substantial, favorable settlements. Tim also represents licensed professionals in professional discipline matters.

Mr. Edwards is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he has taught Civil Procedure, Pre-Trial Advocacy, Evidence and Professional Responsibility. For the past five years, Tim has run the Law School’s nationally recognized Pre-Trial Advocacy Program, which provides hands on, practical skills training for second and third year law students.

Mr. Edwards began his law career as a criminal defense attorney representing indigent clients in a busy Arizona courthouse. This prepared him well for a career as a litigator – but left him convinced that effective client representation requires more than the ability to simply grind through dozens of cases each day.

Mr. Edwards’ interest in teaching took him back to law school, where he earned two advanced degrees in law, including a Master of Laws (L.L.M.) and a Doctorate in Law (S.J.D.). His academic preparation and extensive practical experience allows him to approach legal problems from many angles. In weighing solutions, Mr. Edwards keeps a sharp eye on efficiency. He understands that one of his clients’ biggest challenges is the cost of litigation, and he works hard to keep costs in check while assertively protecting each client’s best interests.

Prior to forming Edwards Richter & Philips, LLP Mr. Edwards was a partner at Relles & Milliken, LLP.  Mr. Edwards has also worked for a large Madison law firm for over seven years, where he practiced primarily in complex federal court litigation involving class action work. Before that, Tim had his own law firm in downtown Madison.

A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mr. Edwards originally came to Wisconsin to attend Wayland Academy. After moving around a bit (in addition to practicing law in Arizona, he once worked at a giant amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, operating a water ride called the Nestea Plunge), Mr. Edwards and his wife are delighted to live in Oregon, Wisconsin with their son, Nathan, and their daughter, Megan.


Audio Course and Materials Package – Download only: $169

CLE Credit


CA General:  This program is approved for 1.0 units of general CLE in California.

FL General:  This program is no longer pre-approved for credit in Florida. Please contact Pincus Professional Education for assistance in applying for individual credit.

IL General:  This program is no longer pre-approved for credit in Florida. Please contact Pincus Professional Education for assistance in applying for individual credit.

WA General: This program is approved for 1.0 units of general CLE in Washington through December 3, 2018.

This program is approved for CLE in the states listed above.  Upon request, Pincus Pro Ed will provide any information an attorney needs to support their application for CLE approval in other states other than what is listed above.


Terms and Policies

Recording policy: No audio or video recording of any program is permitted.

Seminar Cancellations: Should you be unable to attend for any reason, please inform us in writing no later than 14 days prior to the event and a credit voucher will be issued. If you prefer, a refund, less a $50 non-refundable deposit, will be issued. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received within 14 days of an event. However, if you notify us within 14 days of an event, and wish to convert your in-person attendance registration to an Audio CD package (with handout), we can do so. A small additional shipping charge, and sales tax in CA, will be incurred. No shipping charge is incurred for downloads. We will also issue a voucher for the amount paid if you notify us within 14 days and prefer not to have the audio recording.

Substitutions may be made at any time.

Webinars, Tele-seminars and Webcast Cancellations: Once log-in codes and passwords are issued for a webinar, tele-seminars or webcasts, a refund is not possible. If for any reason you cannot attend the event after you have received the codes, we will automatically convert your registration to an instant streaming/instant download or CD format and provide you with the information you need to access the recording after the program concludes and the recording is available.  Conversions to CD require a $7.50 shipping fee, and in CA, 9% sales tax.

Downloads/CDs/DVDs – Refund policy:

Downloads are non-returnable/non-refundable once purchased and received. Tapes, CDs and DVDs are returnable for a full refund or replacement if defective, within 90 days of purchase.

Reminder: The room temperature at hotels and other seminar locations are notoriously hard to control. Please bring a sweater or jacket in case it gets cold and/or layer as if you are going to the movies so you are comfortable.

$169.00 each

Recorded in 2013.

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