Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Competence Issues in the Legal Profession
Program Number: 2639
Presenter: Joan Bibelhausen, JD
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Impairment in attorneys affects case outcomes, client relations, careers, families and lives. A recently published study details the incidence of problematic substance use, depression and other issues in American attorneys, and the numbers are striking. http://journals.lww.com/journaladdictionmedicine/Fulltext/2016/02000/The_Prevalence_of_Substance_Use_and_Other_Mental.8.aspx. This program provides information on these findings and helps you understand the predictors, warning signs and symptoms of these issues in yourself or others. Learn what role stress plays and the ethical concerns that can arise. Our presenter offers a protocol for encouraging someone to get help, describes the help that is available, through Lawyer Assistance Programs and others, discusses appropriate support in recovery and addresses ethical concerns for lawyers and their organizations.