Substance Abuse: The Impaired Lawyer-A Call For Action

$95.00

CLE credits earned: 1 Substance Abuse or 1 Ethics

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. The speaker uses his compelling personal story of alcoholism, addiction, mental illness, and recovery to illustrate this timely look at the crisis facing the legal profession.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

• The results of the recent ABA/Hazelden Krill and ALM/Law.Com studies.
• The early warning signs of impairment.
• A close look at what barriers exist that prevent lawyers and judges from seeking the help they need will be provided.
• The role that education plays in breaking the stigma and fear associated with addiction and mental illness in the legal profession.
• The free services that Lawyers Assistance Programs provide to lawyers, judges, their family members, and law students.
• How best to approach the impaired individual.

Date / Time: July 2, 2020

•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain
•   10:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 24 hours after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: July 2, 2020

Brian S. Quinn, Esquire is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania who currently serves as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Inc., a Lawyers Assistance Program established in 1988 for the purpose of helping lawyers, judges and law students recover from alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health disorders. Mr. Quinn obtained his undergraduate degree in 1970, his law degree in 1973 and a certificate in Drug and Alcohol counselling in 2012, from Villanova University. Prior to his work with Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, he was a private practitioner for over 40 years and has also worked in the field of Alcohol and Drug Counseling in suburban Philadelphia. Mr. Quinn is a past member of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania and served as a peer volunteer for over six years prior to accepting his current role as the organization’s Educator in 2017. He has written articles and made presentations on many lawyer wellness topics to law firms, Bar Associations and legal education providers for state, national and international groups.
 
 

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