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Laurie  Besden, Esq.

Laurie Besden is the Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Inc. (LCL PA). She served as its Deputy Executive Director, overseeing its Helpline operations, serving as primary contact for intervention requests, expanding its law school outreach, and increasing LCL PA’s presence within the organized bench and bar, from 2011-2015. After becoming LCL PA’s Executive Director in 2015, Laurie continued to serve in most these and also assumed responsibility for the organization’s administrative and financial operations and Judges Concerned for Judges (judges’ assistance program).

Laurie is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania (1999) and New Jersey (1999). She practiced law from 1999 through 2001 and 2009-2011 in several capacities including: 

· Attorney-at-law (general civil and criminal practice), East Norriton, PA

· Law Clerk (Pennsylvania Superior Court), Philadelphia, PA

· Law Clerk (Philadelphia Municipal Court), Philadelphia, PA 

She received her B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD (1995) and her J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University (1999). 

Laurie was the 2015 recipient of the Montgomery Bar Association’s Henry Stuckert Miller Award for her dedication to public service in the legal profession and the 2019 recipient of Caron’s Legal Professional/Uniformed Public Service Award for the Greater Philadelphia Region.

Programs by Laurie  Besden, Esq..

Join Laurie Besden, Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, for a discussion focused on how our dependence of screens is negatively impacting our mental health.  The prevalence rates of substance use and mental heal...

Program Number
3271
Program Date
2022-04-19
Category
Communication SkillsCommunications and Media LawFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleHealth Care LawPersonal InjurySubstance AbuseSubstance Abuse & Bias
State
CaliforniaColoradoFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study

With the alarming prevalence of substance use and mental health disorders in the legal profession, it is imperative that we are all armed with the knowledge and insight of how to approach someone who may be struggling. Certain approaches yield greate...

Program Number
3270
Program Date
2022-04-12
Category
Communication SkillsFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleHealth Care LawLaw Practice ManagementPersonal InjuryPharmaceutical LawSubstance Abuse
State
CaliforniaColoradoFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study

In this riveting program, Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of PA Laurie Besden, Esq., shares her compelling personal story of an insatiable drug addiction. In addition, she will address shocking statistics regarding the prevalence ...

Program Number
3269
Program Date
2022-04-05
Category
Administrative Law & RegulationsComplex Resolution StrategyEmployee Benefits & CompensationEmployment & Labor LawFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleHealth Care LawPersonal InjuryPharmaceutical LawSubstance Abuse
State
CaliforniaColoradoFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study

Substance use disorders and mental health challenges can affect any attorney regardless of gender, culture, ethnicity, age, or socioeconomic status. This program, taught by seasoned attorneys Tracy Kepler and Laurie Besden, instructs attorneys on how...

Program Number
3255
Program Date
2022-03-21
Category
Ethics & ProfessionalismFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleHealth Care LawPersonal InjuryPharmaceutical LawSubstance AbuseSubstance Abuse & Bias
State
CaliforniaColoradoFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study