June 01, 2015

Concerns about Cognitive Impairment and Older Lawyers

By Michael Jay Badger, Emil Jalonen, Michael Long, Terry L. Harrell

CoLAP, the ABA’s Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs, is dedicated to assisting the legal community with addiction and mental health issues and supporting state lawyer assistance programs. In response to reports from such programs around the country of increased calls regarding older lawyers and judges, CoLAP created a Senior Lawyer Assistance Task Force in 2008 and turned the Task Force into a Committee in 2009. See http://www.americanbar.org/groups/senior_lawyers/committees/seniors-and-addiction-committee.html.

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