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November 11, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CST


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Overview (Program Summary)

How to improve relationships and wellbeing by thinking more critically about drinking behavior: ethical and professional implications

Exploring the intersection of ethics, wellbeing, relationships and drinking behavior, this course is designed to educate lawyers about ethical issues and implications linked to drinking behavior in the legal profession, in the practice of law, and/or in the administration of justice. Our culture of drinking and emerging trends of sobriety are examined through the lens and experience of featured speaker Chris Aburime, founder of Sober Theory, LLC, and author of You Don’t Need a Rock Bottom to Quit Drinking, Attorney at Law Magazine, May 2020 issue.

Led by Ingrid Serck-Hanssen, MBA, MS, LPCC and Marit Solheim-Witt, MA, co-founders of Alpha Element Institute, the second part of this course explores the link between stress, relationships and drinking behavior. Problematic drinking behavior is a signal of distress. According to the American Bar Association, the quality of our work and lives plummet when we ignore signs of distress. New research on the impact of stress and the conflicted mind on cognition has ethical and professional considerations as well as implications for relationships and well-being. Through case studies and activities Ingrid and Marit share practical self-leadership strategies for how to incorporate self-care techniques to effectively set boundaries, reduce stress and create joy in professional practice as well as personal life.

The hour-long presentation will be followed by small-group discussions.


  • Ingrid Serck-Hanssen, Co-founder, Alpha Element Institute
  • Marit Solheim-Witt, Co-founder, Alpha Element Institute
  • Chris Aburime, President and Co-founder, Sober Theory

CLE credit (1 Ethics) is pending in Minnesota.

Interest Area(s): Compliance and Ethics


Credits: 1
State: Minnesota
Category: Ethics

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