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Streaming and Podcast programs are available in your online classroom for 30 days from your original order date. After viewing, follow the instructions to certify credit. The date you certify credit will be the date printed on your ISBA Certificate of Completion and will be the date recorded for earning the MCLE credit.

*Eligibility to earn MCLE credit for this program expires two years from the program date below; therefore, attorneys must view and certify credit within this two-year period. This expiration date is applicable for all formats.

Presented by the ISBA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section


Join us for this online program that examines a range of mental health issues affecting attorneys, the resources available to help lawyers cope with the demands of the legal profession, and the state of diversity and inclusion policies in the legal industry. Lawyers with all levels of practice who attend this seminar will better understand: 

  • The damaging effects of excessive stress levels;
  • The extent of depression and addiction in the legal profession;
  • How to recognize signs of impairment;
  • How certain techniques can improve one’s well-being;
  • The free and confidential assistance offered through the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program;
  • The advancement and the benefits of diversity and inclusion policies in the legal profession; and
  • Much more! 


Program Coordinators:
Mary Anne Gerstner
, Law Offices Gerstner & Gerstner, Chicago
Roza Gossage, Law Offices of Roza Gossage P.C., Belleville


Program Moderator:
Mary Anne Gerstner
, Law Offices Gerstner & Gerstner, Chicago

Program Information
Date Presented:
March 21, 2018 12:00 PM Central
2 hours
Member Price:
Full Price:
Stress in the Legal Field

This informative segment examines a number of stress-related issues in the legal profession, including: the cause and effect of stress; how to recognize signs of impairment and other mental health or substance abuse problems; and how the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program can provide assistance and support in times of need.

Speaker Information
Chelsy Castro  [ view bio ]
A Lawyer's Well-Being

This session discusses wellness as a component of a lawyer’s well-being and the practice of wellness-related activities including yoga, physical exercise, proper nutrition, and much more.

Speaker Information
Mary F. Petruchius  [ view bio ]
Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Don’t miss this comprehensive discussion on lawyer diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, as well as the advancement and expansion of these policies in the legal industry.

Speaker Information
Sandra M. Blake  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 2.00
Including Mental Health and Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility MCLE credit: 1.00
Including Diversity and Inclusion Professional Responsibility MCLE credit: 1.00
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