February 15, 2018

Colleagues Under the Influence: Licensure and the Impaired Lawyer

Colleagues Under the Influence: Licensure and the Impaired Lawyer

Sponsored by the ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division

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

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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