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

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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

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Legal and Medical Balancing Act: Ethical dilemmas of community needs and patient rights
Rochelle Caton, SCDMH Director of Patient Advocacy,
Logan Royals, Staff Attorney, SCDMH Office of General Counsel
The Honorable Judge Curry, Associate Judge of Probate, Charleston County South Carolina
Moderator: 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, Medical University of South Carolina

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Harm Reduction Strategies Panel
Nate Bialek, Deputy Chief and Chief of Operations, Charleston County EMS
David Collier, Jr., JD, Legal Counsel, Drug and Alcohol Commission
Lt. Matt Hughes, North Charleston Police Department
Caitlin Kratz, Assistant Administrator, Charleston Center Opioid Program
Moderated by 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
Dr. Jeffrey Cluver, MD., Owner Cluver Psychiatric Group
Dr. Hugh Myrick, MD, Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina
Moderated by 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 

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