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Lawyers Assistance Program: Character & Fitness

Start/End Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:10 PM EDT -- 01:00 PM EDT
Location Name JG 103

Join members of the Lawyers Assistance Program from the New York City Bar Association for a presentation on the definition of character and fitness for admission to the New York Bar.  The discussion will include a description of the admissions process as well as specific pitfalls and dangers.  Topics will include how to address a prior history of mental health treatment, substance abuse problems, prior arrests and/or a criminal record. Registration is not required, but if you are interested in attending we'd like to know, so please click here. Lunch will be served.

Speakers:

  • Meredith S. Heller, Esq. - Chair - the NYC Bar Association's Lawyers Assistance Committee
  • Pery D. Krinsky, Esq. - Krinsky, PLLC - An attorney specializing in attorney discipline matters
  • Stephen Sawyier, Esq. - member of the NYC Bar's Lawyers Assistance Program Committee
Contact: wellness@law.columbia.edu