Bolch Judicial Institute
Bolch Judicial Institute
Panelists and Invited Dignitaries
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Panelists and Invited Dignitaries

Panel 1 – Overview of problem writ large, focusing on medical explanations and connections from substance and alcohol abuse to increased stress, depression, and suicide rates.
Dr. George Koob, Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Dr. Charles Nemeroff, Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Institute for Early Life Adversity Research, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Dr. Jeffrey Newport, Professor Psychiatry University of Miami

Panel 2 – Data on extent of the problem in the profession.
Honorable David Shaheed, Indiana Associate Professor, IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs
David Jaffe, American University – Washington College of Law Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Terry Harrell, Executive Director at Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program
Sarah-Frances Nemeroff Warner, Paul A. Suhr, PLLC

Panel 3 – How state bars are managing the problem (policing and treating). Which Task Force recommendations have they adopted?
Honorable Marjorie Rendell, Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Honorable Jorge Labarga, Supreme Court of Florida
Michael Higer, Berger Singerman LLP
Vanessa Nordyke, Oregon Department of Justice
Leonard Heath, Jr., President of the Virginia State Bar; Heath Overbey Verser & Old PLC
Terry Harrell, Executive Director at Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program

Panel 4 – How judiciary is coping with the problem (policing and treating). Which Task Force recommendations have they adopted?
Honorable D. Brooks Smith, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Honorable Timothy DeGiusti, Western District of Oklahoma
Honorable Philip Pro, United States District Court, (District of Nevada, Ret.)
Honorable Paul Reiber, Chief Judge, Vermont Supreme Court

Panel 5 – How law firms and in-house departments are coping with the problem (policing and treating). Which Task Force recommendations have they adopted?
Honorable Robert Hinkle, Northern District of Florida
Honorable Tim Baker, Southern District of Indiana
Nita Gordon, Reed Smith LLP
Curtis Osceola, The Moskowitz Law Firm

Panel 6 – Existing treatment programs, including mindfulness, therapy.
Honorable Jeremy Fogel, Executive Director, Berkeley Judicial Institute, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
Scott Rogers, Director, Mindfulness in Law Program, University of Miami Law School
Dr. Felecia Gould, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami
Dr. Amishi Jha, Director of Contemplative Neuroscience, University of Miami

Panel 7 — Rehabilitation Programs and alternative programs to help.
Honorable Steven Leifman, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
Dr. Amir Rezvani, Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Duke University School of Medicine
Dr. Stephen Delisi, Medical Director for our Professional Education Solutions, and Assistant Professor – Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Gabrielle Anwar, Actress

Panel 8 — How should we manage the problem in the profession – are ABA recommendations effective, realistic, and sufficient.  Should we prioritize the recommendations? How do we maximize getting the word out?
Honorable Michael Moore, Chief Judge, Southern District of Florida
Honorable Paul Reiber, Chief Judge, Vermont Supreme Court
Hilarie Bass, Immediate Past President of the American Bar Association; Founder of the Bass Institute for Diversity & Inclusion
Janet Stearns, Dean of Students and Professor, University of Miami School of Law
Bob Carlson, President of the American Bar Association

Dignitaries:
Honorable Patrick Kennedy, Former Congressman

Moderators:
Adam Moskowitz, The Moskowitz Law Firm
Janet Stearns, Dean of Students and Professor, University of Miami School of Law