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Richard P. Carlton, MPH

Richard P. Carlton, MPH

Coping Skills for Legal Professionals
Principal Consultant
Kentfield, CA, USA


Richard Carlton is the former Director of the Lawyer Assistance Program of the State Bar of California.  He is currently a Principal Consultant for the firm Coping Skills for Legal Professionals.  Additionally, he is a consultant to the US Courts for the Ninth Circuit, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, and to the Idaho Judicial Branch on matters of judicial stress and wellness.

Mr. Carlton regularly delivers continuing legal education presentations to local bar associations, specialty bars, State Bar sections, and law firms throughout California on addressing substance abuse and managing stress.  His articles have appeared in Judicature, The Judges Journal of the ABA, California Bar Journal, and other legal publications.  He has been addressing mental health and disability concerns in the legal profession for nearly thirty years.  Richard holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from UC Berkeley, where his studies focused on treatment interventions and behavioral science research.

Richard P. Carlton, MPH is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Frazzled or Focused: Successfully Managing Threats to Competent Legal Practice, Including Stress and Substance Abuse - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2016: Current Developments in LegalEthics - Competence Issues - Elimination of Bias, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Frazzled or Focused: Successfully Managing Threats to Competent Legal Practice, Including Stress and Substance Abuse - Frazzled or Focused: Successfully Managing Threats to Competent Legal Practice, Including Stress and Substance Abuse, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Frazzled or Focused: Successfully Managing Threats to Competent Legal Practice, Including Stress and Substance Abuse - Frazzled or Focused: Successfully Managing Threats to Competent Legal Practice, Including Stress and Substance Abuse, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2016: Current Developments in LegalEthics - Competence Issues - Elimination of Bias, Wednesday, December 14, 2016, San Francisco, CA
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Distressed? You’re Not Alone (PowerPoint slides) - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2017: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Friday, December 08, 2017
Frazzle or Focus: How to Cope with the Unique Challenges of Legal Practice - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2017: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Friday, December 08, 2017
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