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 Export to Your Calendar 11/17/2020
When: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Live Webinar - Link to join will be provided by email in advance of the meeting
United States
Presenter: Pamela Rak, DCSW, LCSW, PC
Contact: Barb Mendralla

Online registration is available until: 11/17/2020
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Family Law and Practice Section MCLE Program


The 3 Reasons Every Law Practice Needs a Mental Health Professional Resource



Begin with the unique stressors of long hours, soaring law school debt, a highly competitive job market, client demands and expectations (and Court-Mandated treatment for mental health), lack of work-life balance, changing legal paradigms, and the "modern law firm" technology learning curve. Add to that list the most recent changes and adaptations associated with the Coronavirus where small and large firms have had to address the evolving needs of both hard and the soft skills of legal professionals. It is no wonder that the ALM survey released in March of this year, found that 31.2% of the more than 3,800 respondents feel they are depressed, 64% feel they have anxiety, 10.1 % feel they have an alcohol problem and 2.8% feel they have a drug problem. Lawyers and law firms poised for keeping a competitive edge recognize the value in and necessity of incorporating a mental health professional to meet the needs of the Individual attorney, the group practice, and the client toward optimal career satisfaction, productivity and profitability. This webinar will help you Incorporate this professional resource, because it is no longer an option not to.


Speaker: Pamela Rak, DCSW, LCSW, PC


Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will identify: the similarities and differences between lawyers and therapists; the value of teaming up on cases: and, knowing when to refer a client for

mental health consultation.

2. Participants will recognize the prevalent behavioral health issues of attorney's and the populations they serve and treatment modalities.

3. Participants will learn strategies and techniques to manage interactions between colleagues and clients to reduce barriers and problematic behaviors.


Date and Time: November 17, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Location: Live webinar via Zoom - Instructions and a link will be provided by email in advance of the program.


Credit Awarded: 1.0 PRMCLE - Mental Health and Substance Abuse



Questions? Please contact Barb Mendralla at or 630-653-7779.


Only DCBA members will qualify for MCLE/PRMCLE credit.


Electronic handouts will be provided in advance.

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