Substance use disorders and mental health challenges can affect any attorney regardless of gender, culture, ethnicity, age, or socioeconomic status. This program, taught by seasoned attorneys Tracy Kepler and Laurie Besden, instructs attorneys on how to recognize the impaired professional, provides various resources to assist in the recovery and identifies the possible disciplinary implications of impaired attorneys’ conduct.
Ms. Besden will share her personal journey from the darkness and depths of despair, while struggling with a substance use disorder, as a licensed attorney, to her path of long-term recovery, where she received a full Governor’s Pardon by Governor Wolf in 2020.
January 31, 2022
Laurie J. Besden, Esq., Tracy Kepler, Esq.
Laurie Besden, Esq.