This event was organized by Walsh University. The general admission cost for this event is $25.00. Participants who would like to purchase CLE in addition will be prompted to pay the Akron Bar Association in a separate transaction. CLE for Akron Bar Members costs an additional $50, and for Non-members, $75.
The program includes breakfast and lunch.
3.5 CLEs approved
Programming description & Speakers:
Judges Panel (1.5 CLE)
The goal of the panel of Judges is to provide a firsthand perspective of the needs of the community as it relates to the Criminal Justice System and Behavioral Health. The Judges will provide an overview of best practices and highlight cases in which the Judges have utilized the systems in place to administer fair proceedings and rulings as it relates to the mental health needs of the defendants. The panel of Judges has experience in the area of Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery.
Judge Richard Loftus (Ret.) , San Jose, California
Judge Curt Werren, Recovery Court Judge for Canton Municipal Court
Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer, Summit County Court of Common Pleas
Judge Sara Lioi, U.S. District Judge of the United States District Court, Norther District of Ohio
Current Situational Assessment (.25 CLE)
As President & CEO of the Stark Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Board of Stark County, Mr. Aller will provide firsthand perspective of the mental health & addiction challenges facing our community. He will also provide an overview of the legal and government agencies, healthcare providers, and education system are responding to the behavioral health needs of the community.
Speaker: John Aller, Executive Director of StarkMHAR
Panel: Mental Health & Our Community (.75 CLE requested)
This panel will provide an overview on what are the growing concerns facing our region, and how our community is responding to those needs. This panel will help illustrate the current roles and interaction between stakeholder agencies and institutions that work to address the mental health and addiction/recovery needs in our community. Gaps in services will be identified. Repercussions of those gaps in services –including the impact on the individuals, families, social service system, and the legal system will be discussed. Innovative ways to respond to mental health/addiction gaps will be explored.
Michelle Boone, Director of Clinical Services, StarkMHAR (moderator)
Dr. Leigh K. Murray, PT, PhD, Director for the Institute for Community Health, Walsh University
Ruthann Anderson, PhD, LPPC-S, Program Director of the Walsh Counseling & Human Development Program
Keith Hochadel,M.Ed., LPCC-S, CEO, CommQuest
Addiction 101 & Breaking the Stigma (lunch presentation, 1.0 CLE requested)
As the medical director of OneEighty, a treatment center that offers inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency and behavioral services, Dr. Nicole Labor will share the first hand stories and experiences that she encounters day-in-day out as she works with patients dealing with addiction. She will provide an overview presentation on “Addiction 101” and how she herself broke the stigma and became a recovering addict and now a medical practitioner who services those with behavioral and addiction issues.
Speaker: Dr. Nicole Labor, DO, Addiction Medicine Specialist, OneEighty
This event is brought to you by Walsh University, The Gary and Linda Byers Institute for Community Health, the James B. Renacci Forum and Center for Civic Engagement and Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery and the Akron Bar Association.
Legal Professional Development Director, 330.436.0112