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Trauma, Addiction and Wellness: A Lawyer’s Every Day Guide to Wellness Every Day

Learn how trauma can impact your practice.

The impact of trauma on people who provide service (you) to those who suffer from trauma (your clients) is a downside to practicing law, and exposure to traumatic stories can lead to serious mental health concerns, including depression and anxiety. While not all legal professionals turn to substance use as a means of coping, many do. Practicing the law with professionalism requires that attorneys be healthy and are able to engage in good decision-making.

Leave with proactive and positive steps you can take for handling mental health and substance abuse issues as you continue to conduct the difficult and important work of representing your clients with professionalism and changing their lives for the better.


  • Recognize what trauma can look like in yourself and others
  • Discover how administrative practices and office cultures can support or hinder attorney wellness
  • Develop skills to help de-escalate emotional reactions and trauma responses
  • identify steps you can take to help others and engage in self-care


Members: $30
Non-members: $45 

CLE Eligibility:

This program is designed to be eligible for 1.5 CLE hours.
  • It has been approved in Pennsylvania.
  • It has been approved in Louisiana.
  • It has been approved in Tennessee.
In these jurisdictions, CLE must be reported by the sponsor. We generally try to report at the end of the month, but sometimes it spills to the start of the next month. To receive CLE credit in approved jurisdictions, you will need to:
  • Complete the Knowledge Check.
  • Fill out the (5 minute long) evaluation.
We report based on certificates earned, so if you do not earn a certificate, we will not know to report your participation.

If you are self-reporting in other jurisdictions:
  • Print out your personalized certificate (tied to the submission of the evaluation).
  • Download the course description and faculty bios document.
  • Self-report your attendance by submitting the appropriate jurisdictional forms along with these documents to your CLE body; please let us know if they require anything additional.
Florida attorneys can self-report.  See info for more jurisdictions below.