This panel discussion will focus on substance abuse and mental illness in the legal profession, as well as conditions which may result in a loss of satisfaction as an attorney. The panel will cover coping strategies, treatment solutions and ways to craft a long and happy legal career.

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Time: Open at 5:30 p.m. Program and dinner from 6-7 p.m.

Location: El Portal Restaurant
695 E Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
Street and valet parking available

Cost: $20 for PBA Barristers; $30 All Others

MCLE: One (1) Hour Competence Issues Credit(formerly known as Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse or Mental Illness)


Dr. Alex Yufik is a Board Certified Forensic Psychologist and a licensed attorney. Dr. Yufik is employed by the State Bar of California as a Case Manager at the Lawyers Assistance Program, where he conducts evaluations of attorneys who require monitored recovery and treatment for substance abuse and/or mental illness. He also assists the State Bar Court and Office of Chief Trial Counsel regarding attorneys who face disciplinary proceedings and have mental health problems. He obtained his law degree from Villanova University School of Law and his doctorate in clinical psychology from George Washington University in D.C.

Nicole Abboud is a Millennial speaker & consultant, attorney, college professor, and podcaster. After practicing for several years, Nicole realized that being a lawyer did not feel like her truth. It left her uninspired and unfulfilled. Fearing she was the only one who felt this way, Nicole set out to hear from other Millennial lawyers in the country. She launched The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast in March 2015 in an effort to explore and amplify the stories of Millennials who were crafting their own careers + lives and finding happiness + success.

Brought to you by the Pasadena Bar Association Barristers and the Young Lawyers Division of the ABA.