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Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Substance Use

 

Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Substance Use

Addiction is a great equalizer. Among attorneys, substance use is particularly concerning; it is pervasive and covert. Approximately 50-75% of lawyer discipline problems involve substance use. Paradoxically, the qualities that can propel a lawyer to success can also put a lawyer at risk. In this presentation, we introduce ten things that every attorney should know about substance use. Topics include the incidence of substance use disorders, contributing factors, the ethics of impaired lawyering, strategies for addressing substance use, and practical tips for increasing resiliency.


Presenters

Jason Potter
Staff Author
Jason Potter
Staff Author

Course Materials

Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Substance Use Handout

Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Substance Use Supplemental Materials


Course Details

On demand
1h 0m 26s

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