Agenda

39th Annual Judges and Attorneys Substance Abuse and Ethics Seminar
Friday, December 2, 2022

7:30 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. Registration

8:25 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions from John H. Magill

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Human Trafficking and Substance Abuse in Family Court
Kat Wehut, Founder & Executive Director, The Formation Project
The Honorable Michèle Patrão Forsythe
Rachael Garrett, Director of Community Programs, Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center
Amanda F. Whittle, J.D., CWLS, State Child Advocate and State Director, SC Department of Children’s Advocacy


10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Legal and Medical Balancing Act: Ethical dilemmas of community needs and patient rights
Rochelle Caton, Director of Patient Advocacy, Office of General Counsel at SC Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) 
Logan Royals, Staff Counsel, Office of General Counsel at SC Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) 
The Honorable Judge Curry, Associate Judge of Probate, Charleston County South Carolina
Elizabeth B. Hutto, General Counsel, South Carolina Department of Mental Health


11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Morning Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Update on Addictions: Background, Recent Trends, and Neurobiology
Edward Thomas Lewis III, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, MUSC


12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Harm Reduction Strategies Panel
Edward Thomas Lewis III, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, MUSC
Nathaniel Bialek, Deputy Chief of Safety, Charleston County EMS
David Collier, General Counsel and Director of Compliance, South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services 
Lt. Matt Hughes, North Charleston Police Department
Christine Martin, MS, LMFT, LAC-S, CS, Regional Clinical Director, Behavioral Health Group 
Vivian Fairbairn, JD, Assistant General Counsel, MUSC


2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Zero Suicide - it is Possible! 
Jennifer Butler, MSW, LISW-CP/S, Program Director, SC Department of Mental Health
Jeff Cluver, MD, Psychiatrist, Cluver Psychiatric Group
Hugh Myrick, MD, Professor, MUSC & CMHO, VA Southeast Network
Debbie Blalock, Deputy Division of Community Mental Health Services, SC Department of Mental Health


3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Afternoon Break


3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Lawyers Helping Lawyers
Beth Padgett, M.Ed., M.A., Co-Director, Lawyers Helping Lawyers
Michael Abro, J.D., Ed.S., Education and Outreach Coordinator for Lawyers Helping Lawyer
Kenny Gardner, Esq.
Lee Heath, Esq.
Margie Pizarro, Esq.
Jay Berly, Esq. 


4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks from John H. Magill and Adjourn