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Effect of Chemical Dependency and Codependency on Family Law Cases (live teleconference available)*
Presenters: Vanessa Rybicka, Rybicka Law Office PLLC; Jennifer A. Jameson, McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb Chartered
Elimination of Bias: Clients with chemical dependency face biases in their encounters with the legal system. Learn what is chemical dependency; how does it affect family law cases; what should law practitioners know when working with families affected by it; how to work with difficult client situations involving chemical dependency; solutions, strategies and resources available to deal with these cases. More details below.
Time: 12:30 to 02:30 p.m.
Registration : 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: First National Bank Building Training Room, 332 Minnesota St., St. Paul
Credit: 2 Elimination of Bias Credits approved; Code# 178765
Cost (includes lunch): $50 RCBA members; $70 non-members
Teleconference Cost: $60 RCBA members; $80 non-members
More detailed description
This Elimination of Bias CLE will look at how chemical dependency affects family law cases and what the practitioner should know when working with families affected by chemical dependency. The presentation will educate attorneys about the biases and hurdles faced by clients with chemical dependency disabilities. First, the program will look at what is chemical dependency and what practitioners can look for when assessing whether there is chemical dependency problems (including co-dependency) within a family. Next, we will look at how best to manage, sometimes difficult, client relationships when the client has chemical dependency or co-dependency issues. Finally, we will talk about possible solutions to problems in chemical dependency cases from presenters’ experience, input from the Bench, and available resources including chemical testing, technology to manage parenting time, and treatment for the chemically dependent individual and family.
*Instructions for accessing the teleconference will be sent prior to the CLE. If you are a Season Pass holder and want to attend via teleconference, please send an email to email@example.com or call 651.222.0846 to arrange for attendance via live teleconference. We cannot offer the live teleconference to law students for free. Law students may still attend the live presentation for free (not including lunch).