11/16/13 – Gurvey’s Law KABC 790

On 11/16/13 Gurvey’s Law KABC790 had two special guests, Terri Cheney and Geoff Leibl, on air discussing their interests and professions.  This episode of Gurvey’s Law aired on Saturday 11/16/13 from 5pm-6pm on KABC 790 Talk Radio.

The first guest on the show was attorney Geoff Leibl who practices US Immigration law. Geoff Leibl is a Canadian and United States citizen and a graduate of the University of Manitoba Law School. He was born in Saskatoon, Canada, raised in Winnipeg and immigrated to the United States in 1990 later receiving his Masters degree in International Law from the University of San Diego. Mr. Leibl is a member of the California Bar as well as the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has conducted seminars on United States immigration in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. He is also a professor at the University of San Diego Law School where he teaches a class on immigration law. If you would like to contact Mr. Leibl he can be reached at (858) 481-5211 or by email at Leibl@usimmigrationlaw.net




The second guest on the show was attorney Terri Cheney.  As a successful entertainment attorney in Beverly Hills, Terri represented the likes of Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, and major motion picture studios.  But beneath her seemingly flawless façade she was struggling with a dangerous secret:  ever since childhood, Terri had been battling a debilitating case of bipolar disorder.  Despite wild mood swings and repeated suicide attempts, Terri managed to keep her condition secret from everyone—but at a terrible price.  Finally, in an effort to save her own life, she wrote a searing account of her mental illness.  Manic:  A Memoir quickly became a New York Times bestseller, was optioned by HBO, and translated into eight foreign languages.

Following Manic’s publication, Terri received hundreds of emails from parents of bipolar children, asking about her own childhood.  In response, she wrote The Dark Side of Innocence:  Growing Up Bipolar—a groundbreaking personal portrayal of the emerging phenomenon of childhood bipolar disorder.  Terri’s writings and commentary about bipolar disorder have also been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, NPR, and countless articles and popular blogs, including her own blog for PsychologyToday.com.

Terri now devotes her advocacy skills to the cause of mental illness.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics at USC, the Honorary Board of Directors of the International Bipolar Foundation, and the Board of Directors of Project Return Peer Support Network.  She also served on the Community Advisory Board of the UCLA Mood Disorders Research Program.  In recognition of her public service, she received an official commendation from the County of Los Angeles, as well as the annual Advocates Award from Mental Health Advocacy Services, and the 2011 Imagine Award.  She founded and facilitates a weekly mental health support group at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute.   Terri graduated with honors from Vassar College, and attended UCLA School of Law.  She currently lives in Los Angeles.  If you would like to learn more about Terri, please feel free to visit her website at:  http://www.terricheney.com .





Stay tuned for next weeks show on Gurvey’s Law KABC 790 Talk Radio.

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