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Continuing Legal Education

In conjunction with the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, the SIU School of Law administers a Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program through which attorneys may earn 6.0 PMCLE hours. Read more here.

For more information about upcoming programs, call 618-453-8135 or email

Financial Hardship Policy

Health Policy Institute 

Friday, May 18, 2018

CLE - 6.25

CME - 7.0

CNE - 7.0

Opening Pandora’s BottleLaw, Policy, and America’s Opioid Epidemic

The nation is embroiled in an epidemic that, while not contagious, impacts all sectors of society and devastates communities, especially rural communities. Opioid misuse, including abuse of prescription pain killers and heroin, led to more than 33,000 deaths nationwide in 2016 and nearly 2,000 deaths in Illinois during that same year. And these statistics, counted in lives, continue to rise at alarming rates.

National, state, and local governmental bodies fight to stem the tide of this rampant killer. Law enforcement officials, courts, attorneys, and social agencies are caught in the web of this very human disaster and its tragic consequences. Hospitals, physicians, and health care providers struggle daily to care for patients, between managing patient pain and restricting prescription opioids, while simultaneously averting actions that feed addiction and protecting their professional credentials from scrutiny.

To aid in identifying both the issues and the solutions, the 2018 Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH)-Southern Illinois University (SIU) Health Policy Institute seeks to provide an informative and engaging dialogue aimed at striking the right balance and bringing to bear effective solutions to the opioid epidemic impacting our country and our communities.

Live Site:

SIU School of Law, Carbondale, IL

Interactive Simulcast Sites:

Illinois State Bar Association Chicago Office, Chicago, IL (Chicago registration is closed - we are at full capacity)

SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL (Walk-in registration is NOT available in Springfield, we are sorry for the inconvenience)



Join us on May 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the SIU School of Law Auditorium to watch the movie Heroin(e) featuring SIH/SIU Health Policy Institute speakers who will participate in a discussion following the movie screening.

See the flyer here

Learn more about the movie Heroin(e) here
Watch the official trailer below


Lawyers' Assistance Program (LAP) Annual Training

June 22, 2018

Earn 6 MCLE Professionalism/Ethics Credits including the Mental Health and Substance Abuse requirement for $35.00.

  • learn about our support services and programs
  • better understand the effects of mental health concerns and addiction
  • learn how to help colleagues and friends


Programming includes a WORKING LUNCH. Please plan to remain for the presentation during the noon hour.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Limited space available - registration required.

Click here for more information and registration.