Biography

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.

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