Lawyering and Process Addictions; How They Impact Our Brain, Relationships, and Practices (On Demand Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $79 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 01/31/2025


A pre-recorded streaming video replay of the November 2021 webcast, Lawyering and Process Addictions; How they Impact our Brain, Relationships and Practices.

Topics covered include:

  • Increase our limbic resonance
  • Recognize our dependence/interaction with process addictions
  • How to manage and change those dependence issues
  • How technology has changed the legal culture and what we can do about increasing our social networking and develop a new skill set

Course Outline

This CLE program addresses the growing problems of process addictions, including: technology shopping, over working, exercising, etc. It explores this growing issue that are often covert and only comes to light when there are severe consequences to our life and practice.

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Barbara Mardigian, LPC
, Deputy Clinical Director, Virginia Judges & Lawyers Assistance Program / Richmond

Barbara Mardigian is a Licensed Professional Counselor who joined Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program as the Deputy Clinical Director in 2019. She was formerly the Executive Director of an outpatient addiction treatment center. She has worked in the field of addiction and mental health since 1997. Prior to her role as the Executive Director she worked as a clinical director at FCCR and has experience working in residential treatment with professionals at The Farley Center from 2010-2016, as well as with adolescents in both residential and outpatient settings. Barbara has been supervising individuals working towards their LPC and CSAC counselors in the state of Virginia since 2013.

Barbara has presented on a variety of issues including domestic violence and addiction, trauma and addiction, Family and addiction and Ethics, at venues including VCU family support group, The State of Virginia domestic violence division and the VAMARP conference 2018.

Barbara has her graduate degree from Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University and undergraduate from Ferrum College. She has been licensed since 2004.   In this regard, the CDA and FAR are used as tools for maximizing contract value, rather than a mere framework for litigation.  Before founding Holmes Pittman & Haraguchi, Mr. Pittman was the senior associate at Paxton Law Group in Washington, D.C. There, he worked on a broad range of matters including corporate governance, immigration, litigation, and consulting services.

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