Substance Abuse and Mental Health close
Price
$159.00
Learning Method
On-Demand Training
Product
LexisNexis® CLE
Run Time
63 Minutes
Catalog
General
Presenter(s)
Daniel Gershburg, Link Christin, Steve Berstler, Tom Hagy
Content Provider:
LexisNexis
Credits
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Approved States
AK, AZ, GA, MO, ND, NJ, NY, SC, VT, WV

In a recent ABA survey, 13% of attorneys admitted to drinking six or more alcoholic beverages every day, and estimates are that up to 30% of attorneys have a substance abuse problem. Those figures are two to three times the national average. Former director of the Hazelden Foundation's Legal Professionals Program, Link Christin, shares his own story as he advocates changes to the profession to end this trend.

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Price
$159.00
Learning Method
On-Demand Training
Product
LexisNexis® CLE
Run Time
61 Minutes
Catalog
General
Presenter(s)
David Maggiore-Anet
Content Provider:
LexisNexis
Credits
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Approved States
AK, AZ, CT, GA, IL, MO, NY, VT, WV

Addiction is a chronic, complex disease that affects the legal profession at nearly double the rate of the general population. Explore the costs and symptoms of this deadly trend.

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Price
$219.00
Learning Method
On-Demand Training
Product
LexisNexis® CLE
Run Time
60 Minutes
Catalog
General
Presenter(s)
Jonathan A. Segal
Content Provider:
American Law Institute CLE
Credits
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Approved States
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CT, GA, IL, MN, MO, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV

Addiction can strike any lawyer. Studies suggest that as many as 15% of attorneys have some kind of substance abuse problem. They are also 3.6 times more likely to suffer from depression compared to professionals from 28 other industries. Their prestige and their egos complicate the situation, often preventing them from asking for help. Impaired attorneys create special challenges for themselves, their firms, and their colleagues. A disproportionate number of malpractice and disciplinary claims relate to substance abuse, as do the in-firm conflicts that arise between these attorneys and their co-workers. Firm leaders may turn a blind eye to these problems for fear of drawing unwanted attention to the practice. Ignoring the issue is not an option, but there are serious legal issues in addressing the problem.

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Price
$79.00
Learning Method
On-Demand Training
Product
LexisNexis® CLE
Run Time
65 Minutes
Catalog
General
Presenter(s)
Annmarie D'Amour
Content Provider:
Hinshaw
Credits
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Approved States
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WY

This 60 minute CLE presentation is for any lawyer or law student who is dealing with, or knows someone who is dealing with alcoholism, substance abuse or mental health issues. It is also for lawyers who recognize these issues in either their colleagues or adversaries. Lawyers suffer from alcoholism an average of 3 to 5 times that of the general public. More than one-fourth of all lawyers suffer with depression, with anxiety and other stress related disorders following close on its heels. It is estimated that between 40 and 70 percent of all disciplinary complaints are related to a lawyer’s impairment. This course discusses the 2016 ABA/Hazelden study that resulted in these statics and the continuing stigma surrounding seeking treatment or revealing mental illness or addiction to others in or out of your firm. The course further discusses a lawyer’s ethical duties when a colleague or adversary is impaired, and the growing problem of cognitive impairment in older lawyers. It further examines Lawyer Assistance Programs and the growing importance placed on lawyer wellness.

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