RICHARD P. CARLTON, MPH
RICHARD P. CARLTON, MPH is the Director of the Lawyer Assistance Program of the State Bar of California. Additionally, he is a consultant to the US Courts for the Ninth Circuit, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, and to the Idaho Judicial Branch on matters of judicial stress and wellness. Richard regularly delivers continuing legal education presentations to local bar associations, specialty bars, State Bar sections, and law firms throughout California on addressing substance abuse and managing stress. His articles have appeared in Judicature, The Judges Journal of the ABA, California Bar Journal, and other legal publications. He has been addressing mental health and disability concerns in the legal profession for nearly thirty years. Richard holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from UC Berkeley, where his studies focused on treatment interventions and behavioral science research.
DAVID MANN is a graduate of Ohio State University and Stanford Law School. He served as a Deputy Public Defender in San Francisco before becoming a solo criminal defense practitioner. After 12 years of practice, substance abuse-related issues caused him to resign from the bar with disciplinary charges pending. Following a relentless battle with addiction which included numerous hospitalizations and periods of living on the streets, he succeeded in getting clean and sober in 1998. Since then he has worked, among other things, as a cab driver, a private investigator, a paralegal, and a drug and alcohol rehabilitation counselor. He presently serves as the Northern California Consultant to The Other Bar, a statewide organization of recovering attorneys, judges, and law students. In this capacity, he spends his time providing outreach and education to the legal community and assisting attorneys as they struggle with substance abuse and related challenges that threaten their ability and/or eligibility to practice law. The Other Bar can be reached at www.otherbar.org.