Substance Abuse and Dealing with Addiction
Saturday, March 19
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Austin Convention Center
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.
Dir Texas Lawyers Assistance Program
State Bar of Texas
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...Show the rest
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 artists, songwriters, producers, musicians, authors, writers, photographers, actors, and others. She is an expert at strategizing and solving complex and sophisticated legal and business issues relating to contracts, copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, and litigation.
In addition to practicing law, Dina serves as an activist for the broader music creator community in Washington, D.C., often becoming involved in legislative matters that affect the rights of her clients and advocating on their behalf. She is one of the attorney advisors to two music creator advocacy groups, the GRAMMY Creators Alliance and Songwriters of North America (SONA).
In 2015, Dina was named to both the Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyers 2015 Top Music Business Attorneys and Billboard’s Music’s Most Powerful Attorneys. She teaches a course entitled "Legal and Practical Aspects of the Music Business" at the UCLA Extension Program, and has since 2001, and served as the editor of Building Your Artist’s Brand as a Business, published by the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers in 2012.
Dina attributes her success to the fact that she has been clean and sober since April 19, 1998.
Follow Dina on Twitter @DinaLaPolt and @LaPoltLaw. Visit her on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/dinalapolt.Hide the rest
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...Show the rest
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 responsible for the implementation of all aspects of its addiction recovery program including treatment services, case management and provider contracts. He is also a frequent moderator and panelist at many national music industry conferences, addressing the problems of addiction in the music and entertainment industries.Hide the rest