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Substance Abuse and the Impaired Attorney

Learn the importance of determining if an attorney has substance abuse or mental health issues prior to cases occurring.

This material by Mr. Christin will address the reality that attorneys are actively addicted at twice the rate of the general population and four times as depressed as all other professions---often while performing services for clients and practicing their profession. Unfortunately, because of the nature of these of these chronic and progressive diseases, coupled with the stigma and bias associated with them, impaired attorneys fail to acknowledge or confront these conditions. The result is the misguided perception---by the attorneys themselves---that they are still 'high-functioning' despite the erosion of their skills, stability, and performance. If these attorneys fail to address their addiction or mental health issues in a timely manner, it is likely that their performance will decline and negative consequences will occur. These consequences might cause damage to the client, the law firm, the individual himself or herself, as well as to the profession itself. At the least, the attorney may behave in a manner which compromises ethical and professional obligations and oaths. In this topic attorneys will learn how to identify and assist those lawyers who believe they are still 'high-functioning' but are on a potentially destructive path. The substance of the material will instruct you in how to recognize and confront them in a meaningful manner and provide assistance and enhancement of their professional obligations, health, balance, and authenticity.

Runtime: 60 minutes
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Agenda

Addiction and Depression

  • Definition of Addiction
  • Definition of Depression
  • Results of 2016 Study in Respect to Rate of Addiction and Depression in Legal Profession
    • 24 Times Higher Rate of Addiction Than Other HighlyEducated NonAttorney Workforces
    • 4 Times More Depressed
  • Warning Signs of Addiction
  • Warning Signs of Depression
  • How "High-Functioning" Attorneys Attempt to Conceal Diseases

How to Recognize Impaired Attorneys

How to Confront Impaired Attorneys

  • During an In-Office Crisis
  • When the Impairment Is Affecting Performance
  • When the Attorney Denies Any Problem

How to Assist the Impaired Attorney

  • Professional Clinical Behavioral Health Evaluation
  • Counseling and/or Outpatient Treatment
  • Residential Treatment
  • Structured Return-To-Work Plan With Accountability
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on November 1, 2018.

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  • AK CLE 1.0
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.0 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.0
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.0 hours credit.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0 including Competence Issues 1
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit, of which includes Competence Issues for 1.00 hour.
     
  • CO CLE 1.0
     
  • This program may qualify for 1.0 credit hours through the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education through reciprocity. This course is accredited in other jurisdictions such as New Jersey. To receive CLE credit for this program, a home study affidavit must be submitted to the Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s).
     
  • FL CLE 1.0 including Substance Abuse 1
     
  • This course has been approved by The Florida Bar for 1.00 hour(s) of Substance Abuse credit.
     
  • GA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IA CLE 1.0
     
  • Substance Abuse and the Impaired Attorney is accredited under the regulations of the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education. It is planned that this program will provide up to a maximum of 1.0 hour(s) of unmoderated credit towards the mandatory continuing legal education requirements under the Iowa rule. Please note: you can receive a maximum of 6 hours of unmoderated activities per calendar year.
     
  • IL CLE 1.0 including Mental Health and Substance Abuse 1
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.0 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board. The Illinois Commission on Professionalism has also approved this course for the following credit: Mental Health and Substance Abuse for 1.00 hour.
     
  • IN CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 1.0 hours of Distance Education CLE credit which includes 1.0 hour(s) of ethics.
     
  • ME CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.0 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MN CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 hours of credit.
     
  • MT CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.0 CLE credits.
     
  • ND CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.0 hours of CLE credit, including 1.00 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.0
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 60 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.2
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.2 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.0 including Substance Abuse 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours, including Substance Abuse for 1.00 hour.
     
  • NY CLE 1.0 including Areas of Professional Practice 1
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.0 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.00 hour. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, Inc. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • OK CLE 1.0 including Ethics 0
     
  • This course has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Oklahoma for a maximum of 1.0 hours credit, of which 0.00 hours are credits covering legal ethics.
     
  • OR CLE 1.0
     
  • Approved for 1.0 CLE credits in Oregon.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours including 1.00 hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • SC CLE 1.0 including Substance Abuse 1; General 1; Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the South Carolina Supreme Court Commission on CLE and Specialization for 1.0 hours of mandatory CLE credit, including Substance Abuse for 1.00 hour and General for 1.00 hour.
     
  • TN CLE 1.0 including Dual 1
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.0 hours of credit, including 1.00 hours of dual credit.
     
  • TX MCLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.0 credit hours. Lorman Education Services is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE. This program has been approved by the Texas State Bar College for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • UT CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • VA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.0 hours of self-study CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.0 including Other 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 hour(s) of A/V credit, including 1.00 hour(s) of credit in the "Other" category.
     
  • WI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.0 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.2
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.2 MCLE hours.
     
  • NALA 1.0
     
  • This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, for continuing legal assistant education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential for (s) hours.
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for programs that do not include an audio or audiovisual component.

This program was previously offered as a live webinar. Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for attendance at duplicate programs.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • AK CLE 1.0
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0 including Competence Issues 1
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • GA CLE 1.0
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • IL CLE 1.0 including Mental Health and Substance Abuse 1
     
  • ME CLE 1.0
     
  • MT CLE 1.0
     
  • NJ CLE 1.2
     
  • NM CLE 1.0
     
  • NV CLE 1.0 including Substance Abuse 1
     
  • NY CLE 1.0
     
  • OR CLE 1.0
     
  • UT CLE 1.0
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • WV MCLE 1.2
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • AK CLE 1.0
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0 including Competence Issues 1
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • IL CLE 1.0
     
  • ME CLE 1.0
     
  • MO CLE 1.2
     
  • MT CLE 1.0
     
  • NJ CLE 1.2
     
  • NM CLE 1.0
     
  • NV CLE 1.0 including Substance Abuse 1
     
  • NY CLE 1.0
     
  • OR CLE 1.0
     
  • UT CLE 1.0
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • WV MCLE 1.2
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Link Christin

Link Christin

Caron Treatment Centers

  • Practiced law as a commercial litigator for 25 years and taught law school for seven years
  • Following recovery for alcoholism obtained a Master's degree in Addiction Counseling from the HazeldenBettyFord School of Addiction Studies
  • Founded and directed the first major Legal Professionals Program in the country at the residential campus of HazeldenBettyFord
  • Founded and directed (currently) the first Legal Professionals Program at the Caron Treatment Centers
  • Holds committee positions with ABA and Senior Lawyers of ABA whose purpose is to confront substance abuse in the legal field
  • Speaks and writes nationally on all issues connected to impaired lawyers
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Product ID: 404465
Published 2018
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