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Competency in the Covid-19 Era

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom Video Conference
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  • For all non-PCBA Members
  • For all active PCBA members

Registration is closed

Alcoholism, Addiction Mental Health and Stress In the Era of Covid-19 and the Impact on the Legal Profession

Legendary trial attorney Gary Gwilliam has been speaking to lawyers on this topic for many years.  One of his talks is entitled "Am I Drinking Too Much is a Rhetorical Question." In this time of shelter-in-place with many law offices operating remotely, it's time to address how substance abuse impacts the legal practitioner and discuss both old and new ways to avoid excesses and find new ways to navigate these troubled waters.  His associate Jayme Walker joins him in this presentation.

  • Why substance abuse hits the legal profession particularly hard
  • How Covid-19 has made the problem worse
  • How Covid-19 has led to other problems such as: overeating, depression, and domestic violence
  • Tips to manage stress and stay balanced
  • Fighting the Good fight with your Soul intact 

Gary Gwilliam's reputation and skill in representing seriously injured plaintiffs is well known. He has tried over 180 jury cases in various aspects of law.  He is a noted lecturer and motivational speaker and has conducted seminars and workshops, frequently on the topics of substance abuse, stress reduction, improving the quality of life as well as topics related to his practice.

Jayme Walker is a trial attorney with Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavallli & Brewer focusing on civil rights, employment, personal injury and wrongful death cases.  She has been recognized by the Recorder for Top 10 Leading Plaintiffs Bay Area Employment Law and California Super Lawyers as a Rising Star every year since 2014. She is currently President Elect of the Alameda Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association. 

This lunch will be held via Zoom Video Conference. Registered attendees will be provided with a link to Zoom registration once you have registered for this event and paid your fee.  Be sure to look out for that registration confirmation email!  It may land in your spam or updates folder.  This is a 2-step process.  Please pay online in order to receive the registration link. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this new method of providing MCLE during this challenging time.

This video conference will provide one hour Competency MCLE credit.

Cost is $15 for PCBA members and $25 for non-PCBA members. 

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