Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk: Essential Skills for Clinicians


Recognizing the Warning Signs of Suicide in Your Clients and Colleagues

A free 90-minute webinar for attorneys!

Attorneys involved in divorce and bankruptcy proceedings, custody cases, family law cases, and criminal defense cases often work with clients who are in heightened emotional states.  They can be depressed, hopeless, and may have lost important social support.

These clients may be at increased risk for violence and suicide, and attorneys are in a position to identify the increased risk and to refer them for specialized interventions.  Training key gatekeepers, such as attorneys who come into contact with individuals or families in distress, is a primary strategy for identifying clients at risk of violence and suicide and referring them for evaluation and intervention. 

This webinar teaches attorneys the warning signs of suicide, how to recognize these signs in clients and colleagues, and appropriately refer them for help when suicide risk is identified.  Additionally, our expert panel will address how Model Rules of Professional Conduct 1.6 and 1.14 affect an attorney's relationship to his client.

Tuition for this program is complimentary

Ethics credit
The ABA will seek 1.5 of ETHICS credit hours in 60-minute states and 1.8 of ETHICS credit hours in 50-minute-states accrediting ABA live webinars and teleconferences.*

NY-licensed attorneys:
This non-transitional CLE program has been approved for experienced NY-licensed attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1.5 New York ETHICS credit.

*States currently not accrediting ABA live webinars and teleconferences: DE, IN, KS, NE, NJ, OH, PA


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The American Bar Association Center for Professional Development, Center for Professional Responsibility, Criminal Justice Section, Section of Family Law, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division and the Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs in cooperation with the American Association of Suicidology; funded by the Dave Nee Foundation and the Irving and Barbara C. Gutin Charitable Foundation.