Prevention Detection and Treatment of Mental or Physical Issues that Impair a Members Ability to Perform Legal Services with Competence Details
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The California State Bar has recently added important new components to the required course previously known as "Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse and Emotional Distress." The new definition of this course, "Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Mental or Physical Issues that Impair a Member's Ability to Perform Legal Services with Competence," reflects the need to consider the bigger picture of the pressures which lawyers face on a daily basis in their practices, as well as the physical and mental issues which may impair competence, such as depression, age and natural cognitive decline.
In this HD Video program attorney Steven A. Nielsen focuses on the mental changes that occur over a career. The normal aging process results in cognitive decline, and Mr. Nielsen suggests that a colleague or two keep tabs on each other, including those at large law firms. He discusses the presence of dementia and what to do should it arise, and provides links to resources on how to sell or close a practice should this occur. Other simple tips include the use of a lawyer's skills as a problem solver to help neural plasticity and memory, such as playing bridge, crossword puzzles and hobbies, physical activity in the office as well as outside and an improved diet. He also takes aim at the rise of constant electronic messages or other electronic interruptions and the damage this can have, and suggests how "Interruption Management" can help effectiveness and productivity. Mr. Nielsen's remedies and tips offered are not extreme, but are important as they can be easily implemented. This program will help attorneys improve the efficiency and enjoyment of their practices and increase awareness of cognitive issues and possible diminution of competence.
What are we going to learn?
- Genesis of MCLE Requirement
- Substance Abuse? Been there, done that..
- Depression ? A Kingpin of Disaster
- The New ?Other? Categories of Impairment
- Mental Issues
- Physical Issues
- What can we do? Prevention/Detection/Treatment
Why Are We Here Today?
- To Keep our License to Practice Law
- To Consider Ways to Live Life to the Fullest and to Consider Ourselves as a Whole
- Avoid ?Junk Science? and figure out the state of the art
- Consider the bigger picture as now encouraged in Rules of the State Bar of California Title 2. Division 2.
Division 2. Rights and Responsibilities of Members
- What can we add?
- How does it start?
Mental Impairment ? Mental illness
Depression ? Kingpin of Impairment?
Depression ? Effect on the New Other Issues
Age ? The Great Thief
When Dementia Happens
Avoid ?natural? cognitive decline
Avoid Negative Mental Conditioning
Twitch and Click will change your brain
Constant interruptions are a mental impairment
Stop Interruptions to decrease mistakes
Old World / Kaiser Focus
Are you as focused as a Kaiser worker?
Our mind does not want to go back to work after an interruption
What was focus in the Old World
Consider Interruption Management
Physical issues that impair
Sitting is the new smoking
Improved eating and activity does not need to be extreme
Course Credit per State
- : 1.0 CreditsAZ
- : 1.0 CreditsCA
- Competence Issues: 1.0 CreditsCO
- : 1.2 CreditsFL
- Mental Illness: 1.0 CreditsIL
- General: 1.0 CreditsMO
- Self Study: 1.22 CreditsMT
- : 1.0 CreditsND
- : 1.0 CreditsNY
- General: 1.0 CreditsPA
- : 1.0 CreditsVT
- Self Study: 1.0 CreditsWA
- : 1.0 CreditsWV
- Ethics: 1.22 Credits
Steven A Nielsen
Based in Larkspur, California, Steven A. Nielsen is a U.S. registered patent attorney with many years of experience in patent procurement and in achieving favorable results in federal court in the field of intellectual properly litigation. Mr. Nielsen is the past chairperson of the Intellectual Property Section of the Marin County Bar Association. Mr. Nielsen received his J.D. in 1987 from Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley and also holds a B.A. in Computer Science.
He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, on his website, nielsenpatents.com or via his LinkedIn page.