CLE Programs & Symposia

CLE Programs & Academic Symposia

Brooklyn Law School has earned a well-deserved reputation for the number and quality of legal programs organized by our esteemed faculty through the Law School’s many distinguished centers for specialized fields of law.

Upcoming Programs

Law, Language & Cognition CLE Ethics Roundtable
Addressing Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession: We Are All Responsible

Wednesday, September 21
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Reception to follow

Brooklyn Law School
Subotnick Center
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY

About the Program
girlwalksoutofabarLawyer and writer Lisa F. Smith will read from and discuss her recent book, Girl Walks Out of a Bar, a gripping memoir that describes her addiction to drugs and alcohol and the course of her recovery. Her story has quickly become an inspiration for professional people with substance abuse problems.

Psychoanalyst Jill Choder-Goldman will comment both on Smith’s story and on its lessons for the legal profession. Professor Lawrence M. Solan, Director of the Center for Law, Language and Cognition, will comment on the ethical obligations of the legal profession to take care of its own.

About the Author
LisaSmithLisa F. Smith is a writer and lawyer in New York City. Smith has been published in The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune,, and She is passionate about breaking the stigma of addiction and mental health issues.

Prior to beginning her more than 15-year legal marketing career, Smith practiced law in the Corporate Finance group of a leading international firm. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Rutgers School of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Rutgers Law Review. More on Smith’s writing can be found at

Jill Choder-Goldman, Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist in New York City

Lawrence Solan, Don Forchelli Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition at Brooklyn Law School

CLE Credit Offered
The program provides 2 CLE credits in the State of New York. Partial credit is not available. The credits are transitional and non-transitional, and the category is Ethics.

Register at by September 14. The program is free of charge for faculty and students, as well as for graduates who are members of the 1901 Society. The cost of the program, regardless of whether you attend for CLE credit, is $40. Brooklyn Law School may offer financial assistance to participants who meet certain qualifications. Our financial aid policy is available at

Copies of Girl Walks Out of a Bar (SelectBooks) will be available for purchase.

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