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Stories of Renewal and Recovery CLE

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Date(s) - 02/13/2019
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Garden Inn


A recent national landmark ABA study confirmed that lawyers are at the highest risk of any profession for issues like depression and alcoholism. Anywhere from a quarter to a third of the profession is encountering these issues at a given time. Lawyers are high functioning individuals with tremendous capacity to “never let them see you sweat.” This skill is often the downfall for many who may be dealing with these hidden issues. Typically colleagues are too busy with their own lives and law practices to notice when one of our own may be struggling. In this CLE, attorney Brandon Shelton from the NC Lawyer Assistance Program will share his experience and personal insight into the specific issues he encountered, the consequences that resulted from those issues, how he began recovery, and what life is like today “on the other side.”

Speaker Brandon Shelton is licensed to practice in North Carolina and Indiana. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1995 and received his JD from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1998. Mr. Shelton devotes his practice to representing employers in multiple aspects of labor and management relations. Mr. Shelton represents employers in union organizing campaigns and elections, arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges and other proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.  He also works with upper level management and first-line supervisory staff to build and maintain a union-free environment.

As a trial lawyer he defends employers in lawsuits and administrative proceedings involving sexual and racial harassment, discrimination, the ADEA, FLSA, ADA, USERRA, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour disputes. Employers, trade associations, and other groups frequently ask Mr. Shelton to speak or provide training on a variety of employment related issues such as workplace violence, harassment, diversity, legal compliance and liability avoidance. Mr. Shelton has also authored several articles regarding labor and employment law.

This seminar is approved for one hour of mental health/substance abuse credit for CLE.


Registrations are closed for this event.