It's bold, it's sharp and it's amazing! Connect, Learn and Grow with DE-LAP'S Podcast Series. The Delaware Lawyer Assistance Program (DE-LAP) has a new tool in its arsenal to assist judges, lawyers, law students and legal professionals to stay buoyant in the 21st Century. Each episode is designed to help the legal professional to be buoyant -- to stay afloat in a stressful environment and rise to the top – one episode at a time. Guests include lawyers in private practice, government officials, nonprofit sector professionals, treatment providers, and other community resource providers.
Laura Najemy and Megan O’Hara join us to explore the continuum of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), commonly referred to as postpartum depression. We discuss causes, symptoms, lack of support, treatment, coping skills and resources that are available.
Jeff Wasserman joins us to discuss problem gambling and its effect on personal and professional life. This includes lawyers, judges and law students impacted by this disease, statistics of its prevalence, recovery, and the resources and advocacy of the Delaware Council on Gambling Problems.
Lawyer Wellbeing Begins in Law School
Dean & Professor of Law at the Delaware Law School, Rod Smolla discusses things he and the law school are doing to promote wellbeing of students, the responsibility of law firms and other legal employers regarding wellbeing of its new attorneys, and how the law school partners with the Delaware Lawyers Assistance Program (DE-LAP).
Delaware Lawyers, Stressors, & Disciplinary Matters
Chip Slanina joins us this week to discuss Delaware’s lawyer disciplinary process both historically and presently from the perspective of a lawyer who represents other lawyers facing disciplinary proceedings. Themes of diversion, mitigating factors, disability, and punitive vs. recovery (mental health, addiction and other issues).
Crisis management amid the pressures of practicing law
Maryland’s disciplinary process, both historically and presently are discussed from the perspective of our guest, Irwin Kramer, a lawyer who represents other lawyers facing disciplinary proceedings. Themes of diversion, mitigating factors, disability, punitive vs. recovery (mental health, addiction and other issues) actions, and ideas on how to implement an effective diversionary program.
Technology & The Law
Richard K. Herrmann, Esq. discusses law and technology, including how legal ethics relates to technology, how active has the Delaware bench and bar been in staying current with these issues, new trends in the development of law and technology, and areas where technology intersects with the law.