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On Demand

Attorney Licensure and the Impaired Professional

1h 2m

Created on March 27, 2017



Substance abuse and addictions can affect any attorney regardless of gender, culture, ethnicity, age, or socioeconomic status. This program, taught by seasoned attorneys Tracy Kepler and Laurie Besden, instructs attorneys on how to recognize the impaired professional, provides various resources to assist in the recovery, and identifies the possible disciplinary implications of an impaired attorneys' conduct.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand addiction as an illness, recognize the characteristics of various addictions and how they affect the legal professional
  2. Spot warning signs of, and learn how to begin the conversation with, an impaired attorney
  3. Learn about the interface between potential attorney disciplinary action and impairment as well as possible reporting obligations
  4. Identify resources available to the impaired legal professional and their colleagues

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