--- 1.0 CLE Credit for AZ,CA,CT,FL,NY,PA
--- ethics - substance abuse (s.a.)
--- course production date: 2/6/2015
--- presented by J. GARY GWILLIAM

Leading trial attorney J. Gary Gwilliam provides a personal discussion of his alcohol experience as a lawyer and how he overcame it. The course has an emphasis on how we all can manage the stress that leads to substance abuse in the legal profession.

The course focuses on how lawyers get into ethical problems when dealing with substance abuse, the importance of winning & practicing ethically, how to treat loses as challenges and opportunities for growth, and achieving balance in our practices.

Key course points are:
• An honest and personal story of how a successful lawyer changed his life.
• Practical advice about how to determine if you have a substance abuse problem.
• Real ways to help reduce your stress and avoid abusing substances.

--- presented by J. GARY GWILLIAM

J. Gary Gwilliam, a partner of Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer is considered one of the best consumer trial attorneys in the state. He is a past president of Consumer Attorneys of California (formerly California Trial Lawyers Association) and The Public Justice Foundation, (formerly Trial Lawyers for Public Justice). He has tried over 180 jury trials to verdict. Mr. Gwilliam is an author of the award-winning book, Getting a Winning Verdict in My Personal Life: A Trial Lawyer Finds His Soul, and numerous articles on California consumer law. He is a frequent lecturer in areas of tort law, employment law, substance abuse and ethics.

Gary is a former president of the Consumer Attorneys of California and was nominated Trial Lawyer of the Year in 1995 and 1996 by the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. Gary is also a recipient 2001 of the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award for employment law. A noted lecturer and motivational speaker, he has conducted seminars and workshops around California and the United States for many years. His ethics seminar, "How to Get a Winning Verdict in Your Personal Life," won him a Consumer Attorneys of California Presidential Award in 1994. He is the author of numerous articles on California consumer law and is frequently called upon to serve as an expert witness on the standard of care for lawyers' conduct.

Recipient of the Public Justice Foundation’s Champion of Justice Award 2009, Gary Gwilliam mentors attorneys on such challenges as alcoholism, stress, work/life balance, and dealing with losses