Brian has spoken at state and local bar Association events, Lawyers Assistance Program and law-related fundraisers around the country bringing awareness and suggestions to a profession with a staggering problem drinking rate. His presentations are eligible for CLE credit. Here is what people have said:
“As the president of the Cuban American Bar Association, When I think of what Brian gave to our legal community down here in Miami which had been ravaged by the recent losses of some of the giants of our profession to mental health issues and suicide, the word that immediately comes to mind is hope. Brian’s approach to a very taboo issue, especially amongst the legal community, is one that works. He is funny, self-deprecating, honest, loving, and most importantly, vulnerable.
The event Brian Came to speak at almost 300 in attendance including roughly 75 state and federal judges. When Brian spoke, there was complete silence in the room and everyone sitting on the edge of their chairs, a small miracle in the Cuban community. Brian touched many people that day will have personally come to thank us for making this issue and the idea of seeking help a sign of courage rather than one of weakness. Brian taught us that when you share your weaknesses with people, they will not love you less, they will love you more. He is a personal inspiration of hope to me as I struggle with mental health issues after the loss of my father, who was my best friend. I cannot possibly recommend Brian any more to those considering in being a speaker at your event, conference, symposium, Home. His story is the story of many that unfortunately, in many cases, we don’t find out until it’s too late. You will be lucky to have him. Thank you so very much, Brian, from the bottom of our hearts.”–Javier Lopez Partner, Kozyak,Tropin & Throckmorton and President, Cuban American Bar Association
“Brian, when you came to Minnesota, your renown drew audiences to law school and CLE programs. Your message left people inspired and changed. You can get help. You can recover. It will get better. Thank you for partnering with our Lawyer Assistance Program to spread your experience, strength, and hope. I wish every law student and lawyer could hear this.” –Joan Bibelhausen, JD Executive Director Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
I invited Brian Cuban to talk speak at the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association annual “Donald Davis Seminar”. I was wary at first, because his topic—addiction and eating disorders—is so far afield from the usual continuing-legal-education fodder. I shouldn’t have been wary: Brian is an outstanding story teller who entertains as much as he educates. His stories had the crowd of grizzled lawyers laughing and applauding. Afterward, he got great reviews from the attendees, and several lawyers went out of their way to thank me privately. My organization invited him back again this year. Your group—whatever the group—has someone who needs to hear what Brian has to say.–Mark W. Bennett, Attorney At Law