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Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession:


Date/Time :1/8/2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location :UCLA School of Law
Organizer :Jonathan Bryson
Description :

​​UCLA School of Law Alumni Association invites you to attend

Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession:
Prevention-Detection-Treatment


Presented by Jerome I. Braun

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
6 pm reception
6:30 presentation
UCLA School of Law

RSVP to Jonathan Bryson at alum@law.ucla.edu or 310-794-5296


This program provides reality based information on alcoholism, other substance abuse and addiction.  Using his own experiences Jerome (Jerry) Braun will discuss:  the definition of alcoholism and other addictions, the brain chemistry of addiction and the consequences in the general population with particular emphasis on the impact upon clients, law firms and lawyers.  Participants will learn the warning signs, intervention and other options and appropriate actions when confronted by substance abuse issues.

Presenter Jerry Braun is a founder and senior partner in the San Francisco law firm of Farella Braun & Martel, one of California’s fifty largest firms and an alcoholic in recovery with seventeen years of sobriety.  He has been practicing for 60 years. He graduated from Stanford Law School in 1953.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, a Past President of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers and the recipient of the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award and the Ninth Circuit’s John Frank Award honoring a senior lawyer distinguishing himself for skill, professionalism and excellence in the profession and by devotion and contribution to the Ninth Circuit.  Most recently he has been named as the recipient of the Second Annual Hazelden Excellence in Community Leadership Award for his dedicated and passionate advocacy for the triumph of recovery over addiction.  Jerry will share his odyssey to and through the ravages of alcoholism and his journey in recovery.

This is a complimentary event.
Parking is available for $12 per car in Structure 2.


This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one (1) participatory hour of credit to the Substance Abuse requirement.

UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.