2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Substance Abuse and Dealing with Addiction

Saturday, March 19
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 9BC
531 E 4th St

This session will provide information on the prevalence and identification of mental health and substance use disorders among lawyers and how these conditions can become the cause of unethical conduct. Panelists will discuss current modes of addressing these issues by both individual lawyers and the legal profession as a whole in the interest of preserving and enhancing the integrity of the profession and protecting the public. The discussion will include observations and suggestions for the maintenance of a practice that sustains the “fitness” requirements under the professional rules of conduct and the best representation of clients.

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Bree Buchanan at SXSW

Bree Buchanan

Dir Texas Lawyers Assistance Program

State Bar of Texas

Dina LaPolt at SXSW

Dina LaPolt

LaPolt Law PC

Dina LaPolt, Esq. is the owner of LaPolt Law, P.C., a boutique transactional entertainment law firm in West Hollywood, California that specializes in representing creators, including recording arti...

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Harold Owens at SXSW

Harold Owens

Sr Dir

MusiCares Foundation

For the past 16 years, Harold has been the Senior Director of the Musicares Foundation, the charity arm of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (GRAMMY Organization). Mr. Owens is res...

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