White Paper

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Confronting Addiction in the Law Firm


Minimal data or research regarding attorneys and their rate of alcoholism had been created since the 1990s. A recent study reveals the extent of substance abuse and mental health concerns within the legal profession. This white paper reviews what you can do about it and how to confront the issue in your office.



Sean R. Smith

Sean R. Smith

Continuum Legal Group LLP

  • Founding Member of Continuum Legal Group LLP
  • Represents companies and individuals in a multitude of different areas of litigation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Tried multiple actions in state and federal courts in Georgia and surrounding states, including a representation of Time Inc., which was noted as one of the 15 significant defense verdicts in the country in 1996
  • Represented numerous clients in appeals in both state and federal court
  • Advises clients on an ongoing basis regarding various methods of avoiding litigation and making litigation more effective and efficient when it is necessary
  • Briefed and argued appeals in numerous appellate courts, including the 11th Circuit, 6th Circuit, the Supreme Courts of Georgia and Montana, and the Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • J.D. degree, University of Chicago; A.B. degree, on the law review and was a Hinton Moot Court Finalist, Harvard College
  • Can be reached at [email protected] or 470-763-6227
Link Christin

Link Christin

Caron Treatment Centers

  • Practiced law as a commercial litigator for 25 years and taught law school for seven years
  • 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
  • Following recovery for alcoholism obtained a master's degree in addiction counseling from the HazeldenBettyFord School of Addiction Studies

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