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Webinar – Ethics & Lawyer Self-Care: How Behavior is Influenced by Well-Being
January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Complimentary Webinar Open to Fellows of the AAML
Note: Time Zone: Central
In this 1 Hour (Non-CLE) webinar, brought to you by the AAML Health & Wellness Committee, speaker Yvette Hourigan, JD, CEAP, APSS will speak on attorney well-being and the effects that it has on the decisions you make in your family law practice.
Yvette Hourigan, JD, CEAP, APSS
Director, Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP)
Yvette Hourigan is the director of the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP). KYLAP provides CONFIDENTIAL assistance to all Kentucky law students, lawyers and judges with mental health issues and impairments including depression, substance use disorders, process addictions, and chronic anxiety disorders. Ms. Hourigan graduated from Murray State University and the University of Kentucky College of Law. She is a licensed attorney, a Certified Employee Assistance Professional and an Adult Peer Support Specialist. She has been an active Commission member of the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs for 6 years, is former chair of the ABA/COLAP Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, and is a former member of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being.
In 2021 Ms. Hourigan was awarded the KBA President’s Special Service Award for KYLAP’s service to Kentucky’s legal community during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020 she was awarded the University of Kentucky Algernon Sullivan Medal. This is a humanitarian award “meant to recognize those who have selflessly given to others.” In 2019 Ms. Hourigan was awarded the Kentucky Justice Association and Family Safety Foundation’s Consumer Safety Award. This honor goes to an individual who is an outspoken advocate for consumer rights or who has risked her own well-being for the future health or safety of others. She also received the Dave Nee Foundation’s “Uncommon Counselor” Award for her work in suicide prevention in the legal profession. She speaks locally and nationally on topics impacting lawyer well-being, lawyer impairment, addiction, and suicide prevention. KYLAP’s work in lawyer mental health, well-being and suicide prevention has been featured nationally on Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield, CNN, Bloomberg Law, The Guardian, and in The Huffington Post.