LAP: "Responsible and Problem Gambling"

Date & Time

  • June 19
  • 12:15 PM - 01:30 PM


  • Vancouver, BC
  • LAP Office, 1080 Mainland St
  • Suite 415


“Responsible and Problem Gambling”

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 12:15-1:30pm

CPD Approved for 1.25 Hours

Gambling addiction is sometimes referred to as a “hidden problem” because there are no obvious symptoms like there are in drug or alcohol addiction.

Problem gamblers may also deny or minimize the problem, even to themselves. Work and ethical problems can happen before the lawyer is even aware they have a problem. It can happen to anyone, from any walk of life.

Even gaming can be a path to a gambling addiction, with many young people and children being exposed to gambling through “loot boxes” in video games, or on smartphone apps.

Through discussion, interactive activities, and demonstrations, Judy and Margaret will explain the risks associated with gambling, the myths commonly held about gambling, and resources available for those affected by gambling.

Options for Lawyers is a networking, education and support group for lawyers making job or career transitions and for lawyers wishing to examine their options both personally and professionally. All LAP workshops are confidential and independent from the Law Society.

This group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 12:15pm to 1:30pm in Vancouver at the LAP office, 1080 Mainland Street, Suite 415.

For further information, please call the Lawyers Assistance Program at 604-685-2171 or just drop into a meeting.

This workshop will be facilitated by Judy Lee and Margaret Sigsworth. Judy and Margaret are Prevention and Community Engagement Providers with the BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program.