Course Information

Estimated Time: 2 Hours in Ethics

Difficulty: Intermediate


Instructor Greg Dorst J.D., CADC II

Greg Dorst was born in Fontana CA in 1955, to the son of steel mill parents. In 1973 he graduated from Chaffey High School and elected to attend Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA. By 1983 Greg had earned a law school degree from the University of La Verne College of Law and passed the California State Bar Exam.

As an attorney, Greg worked as a trial lawyer for the San Bernardino County Office of the District Attorney and as a private practitioner specializing in criminal defense and real estate litigation. In July of 1997, Greg stopped practicing law and began a new chapter in his life.

The year 2000 brought Certification as an Addiction Specialist and a career in the field of mental health and addiction. In 2004 Greg was selected to consult for the Other Bar, working with attorneys, judges, and law students in need of help with substance abuse issues and mental health needs. Moreover, in 2009 Greg became the CEO of Social Science Services, Inc., providing treatment for concurrent substance use disorders and mental health concerns for men, women, women with children, and special needs adults at various sites throughout the Inland Empire area.

Dovetailing with his work with the Other Bar, Greg is an Ordained Minister, on staff at the Sanctuary for Spiritual Living in Covina, Ca., bringing a wealth of spiritual knowledge and healing experience to those in need. In addition to the foregoing, Greg writes a column entitled, “The Healthy Lawyer (Sana Advocatus)”, for the monthly newsletter published by the California Lawyers Association.

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