# 0106662009 IPELS 32nd Annual Symposium: "I DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM.” Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse
This panel of experienced attorneys and substance-abuse professionals will discuss substance addiction and abuse in the legal profession. From alcohol to prescription and street drugs, the panel will identify the variety of substances people abuse, as well as common causative factors of abuse, with a focus on practitioners in the entertainment industry. The panel will also discuss symptoms of abuse, consequences to the individual, colleagues, clients and loved ones, and resources available to those coping with substance problems.
Michael G. Gerner, Los Angeles Defense Attorney
Arthur L. Margolis, Margolis & Margolis LLP
Janis Thibault, Director, Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP)
Patricia Tierney, Attorney & Peer Consultant, LAP
*Moderator: James M. Fischer—Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles