Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Distressed Lawyers… But Were Afraid to Ask

18 Jul , 2024

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Do any of these sound familiar?

I’m ok. I can work this out for myself.

I’m not like a “real” alcoholic anyway.

I want help but I don’t want anyone to know. 

Will I be reported to Discipline? 

Recent studies have shown that there has been a dramatic increase in impairment due to alcoholism, addiction and mental health disorders among members of the legal profession. The statistics are compelling and clearly indicate that 1 out of 3 attorneys will likely have a need for substance use or mental health services at some point in their careers.

There is a misconception among lawyers that only people who have “hit bottom” need or ask for help. The statistics say otherwise as recent surveys indicate that the overwhelming majority of legal practitioners believe they have suffered negative mental health consequences as a result of their chosen profession.

Add to that the generational traumatic event called the COVID Pandemic as well as the impact of the imposed isolation and loneliness that followed and we have a perfect storm for creating distressed lawyers.

Mr. Quinn will discuss: 

The early warning signs of distress and impairment due to substance misuse and mental health issues. 

How best to approach the impaired individual.

The confidential services that Lawyers Assistance Programs provide to lawyers, judges, their family members and law students.

A close look at what barriers exist that prevent lawyers from seeking the help they need will be provided.

Ethical and disciplinary challenges that may result from distress and impairment due to alcohol, substance, and mental health disorders.

 

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