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    Colleagues Under the Influence: Licensure and the Impaired Lawyer

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    Colleagues Under the Influence: Licensure and the Impaired Lawyer
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 1:00-2:30 Eastern

    Cosponsored by the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility and the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs

    Learn how to recognize a legal professional with an impairment and the resources available to help them. Examine the effects of substance abuse including marijuana despite the recent trend towards decriminalization. Panelists will discuss:

    • Signs and symptoms of substance use problems among legal professionals
    • Understanding addiction as an illness
    • Treatment options
    • The interface between disciplinary action and impairment
    • Obligations to report an attorney with an impairment
    • Lawyer Assistance Programs and how they assist attorneys and their colleagues.

     

    Panelists:

    • Wendy Muchman, Esq. (Moderator), Chief of Litigation and Professional Education at the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago, IL
    • Bree Buchanan, Esq., Director, Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, State Bar of Texas, Austin, TX
    • Doris C. Gundersen, MD PC, Medical Director, Colorado Physician Health Program; President, Federation of State Physician Health Programs; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
    • Tracy L. Kepler, Esq., Director, ABA Center on Professional Responsibility, Past President, National Association of Bar Counsel; Chicago, IL
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    Jan 23, 2018

    2018-01-23T13:00:00.000Z 2018-01-23T14:30:00.000Z Colleagues Under the Influence: Licensure and the Impaired Lawyer

    Colleagues Under the Influence: Licensure and the Impaired Lawyer
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 1:00-2:30 Eastern

    Cosponsored by the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility and the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs

    Learn how to recognize a legal professional with an impairment and the resources available to help them. Examine the effects of substance abuse including marijuana despite the recent trend towards decriminalization. Panelists will discuss:

    • Signs and symptoms of substance use problems among legal professionals
    • Understanding addiction as an illness
    • Treatment options
    • The interface between disciplinary action and impairment
    • Obligations to report an attorney with an impairment
    • Lawyer Assistance Programs and how they assist attorneys and their colleagues.

     

    Panelists:

    • Wendy Muchman, Esq. (Moderator), Chief of Litigation and Professional Education at the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago, IL
    • Bree Buchanan, Esq., Director, Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, State Bar of Texas, Austin, TX
    • Doris C. Gundersen, MD PC, Medical Director, Colorado Physician Health Program; President, Federation of State Physician Health Programs; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
    • Tracy L. Kepler, Esq., Director, ABA Center on Professional Responsibility, Past President, National Association of Bar Counsel; Chicago, IL

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