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, Chair, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Department, University of Miami
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 Harell, Executive Director at Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program
Sarah-Frances Nemeroff Warner

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
Michael Higer, Berger Singerman LLP

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

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

Panel 6 – Existing treatment programs, including mindfulness, therapy.
Honorable Jeremy Fogel, Executive Director, Berkeley Judicial Institute, University of California Berkeley Law School
Scott Rogers, Director, Mindfulness in Law Program, University of Miami Law School

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
Gabrielle Anwar, Actress (Scent of a Woman)

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 Carl Stewart, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Honorable Michael Moore, Chief Judge, Southern District of Florida
Hilarie Bass, Immediate Past President of the American Bar Association
Janet Stearns, Dean of Students and Professor, University of Miami School of Law

Dignitaries:
Honorable Patrick Kennedy, Former Congressman