Volume 18, Number 5
July/August 2001


From the Editor jennifer j. rose
Repairing Lawyers at Risk.

The Chair's Corner Wynn A. Gunderson
It's a Family Affair

The Business of Law Edward Poll
Technology Challenges in Law Firm Mergers.


Bumps In the Road

Integrating Treatment into the Justice System
Martha W. Barnett
The president of the ABA discusses addiction in the legal profession.

Bumps in the Road
Myer J. (Michael) Cohen
Long hours, demanding clients, and inhospitable work environments-it's a guaranteed recipe for stress, burnout, depression, and substance abuse. But the organized bar is fighting back, helping lawyers regain health, save licenses, salvage families, and protect clients.

Twenty Questions for Problem Drinkers
Michael Sweeney and Meloney Crawford Chadwick

Identifying Addiction

Carol P. Waldhauser
Lawyers can help prevent addiction in their practices, communities, families, and themselves. Here are the basic facts on addiction.

Demystifying 12-Step Programs
Mary Greiner
An inside look at 12-step programs, including meeting etiquette, how to find a meeting, and what types of meetings are available.

Other Bumps in the Road

Mary Greiner
Are you suffering from a "blue" moment or the kind of depression that requires professional intervention?

Paul R. Ashe
Learn how to spot the signs of a gambling problem, and how to use a compulsive gambling defense when facing sentencing or disbarment proceedings.

Internet Addiction
Kimberly S. Young
Internet addiction is being identified as the culprit in an increasing number of divorce cases, child custody battles, criminal litigations, and law practice failures.

Adult Attention Deficit Disorder
Alan C. Bail
Find out whether ADD is affecting your life.

Getting On with It: Recovery Success Stories
Donald Muccigrosso and Donna L. Spilis
Not everyone makes it to the other side, but these lawyers have. Here are their stories.

Managing an Impaired Lawyer's Practice and Files During Recovery
Frederic W. (Fritz) Knaak
When contacted by an impaired lawyer or his or her family or colleagues, the Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers program coordinates an intervention and keeps the practice on an even keel while the lawyer seeks treatment. More than 30 other states have similar programs.

The Dangerous Link Between Chronic Office Chaos, Stress, Depression, and Substance Abuse
Nancy Byerly Jones
Last-minute panics, little pre-planning of case strategies, weak leadership, mismanagement of files, high turnover, and frequent client complaints-is this a snapshot of your office? If so, find out how to decrease office chaos and improve morale.

Protecting Your Personal Relationships
Standish McCleary
Lawyers can unwittingly undermine relationships with family and friends when they bring home an adversarial turn of mind. Find out how to communicate with your loved ones.


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