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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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OnDemand Course

Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Oklahoma, South Carolina, 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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  • NM CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of credit.
     
  • OH CLE 1.0 including Professional Conduct 1
     
  • This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE credit hours, including Professional Conduct for 1.00 hour. Please note: Not more than twelve (12) hours of self-study CLE credit for any biennial reporting period may be earned by an Attorney or Judge under Regulation 409.2. To fulfill CLE requirements for self-study, web-based programs, you must complete 100% of the polling questions during the program. Your hours will be filed electronically within thirty (30) business days by Lorman Education Services provided you fulfilled 100% attendance and polling questions answered.
     
  • OR CLE 1.0
     
  • Approved for 1.0 CLE credits in Oregon.
     
  • 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.
     

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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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Faculty

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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Product ID: 404465
Published 2018
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