Nevada Supreme Court Considering Requiring Yearly CLE in Substance Abuse, Addictive Disorders and/or Mental Health Issues

A recent article in the Las Vegas Sun reported that 1 in 5 would-be lawyers in Nevada has had substance-abuse problems. Reported rates of substance abuse among those applying to practice law in Nevada as well as disciplinary cases involving abuse, addiction or mental health problems echo concerns that are often expressed about the legal profession nation-wide; such issues are experienced at a disturbingly high rate among lawyers and judges. In response, the Nevada Supreme Court is considering a requirement that an hour CLE each year be on substance abuse, addictive disorders and/or mental health issues. The hearing on this petition is set for November 5th and the court is inviting comments from judges, lawyers and the public by November 1st at 5 p.m. Click here for more information on the amendments to Nevada Supreme Court Rule 210 and how to submit comments.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s