Upcoming ABA Webinar…Colleagues Under the Influence: Licensure and the Impaired Lawyer

Colleagues Under the Influence: Licensure and the Impaired Lawyer
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern

Substance abuse and addictions affect attorneys and their licenses. Learn how to recognize a  legal professional with an impairment and the resources available to them and their colleagues. Examine the effects of marijuana despite the recent trend towards decriminalization. This program will examine:

• 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, and
• Lawyer Assistance Programs and how they assist attorneys and their colleagues.

• Wendy Muchman, Esq. (Moderator), Chief of Litigation and Professional Education at the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago, IL
• Judith Gres DeBerry, Trial Attorney,  State Bar of Texas, Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Austin, TX
• Doris C. Gundersen, MD PC, Medical Director, Colorado Physician Health Program; President, Federation of State Physician Health Programs; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
• Tracy L. Kepler, Esq., Immediate Past President, National Association of Bar Counsel; Commission member, ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs; Alexandria, VA

Sponsored by:
Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division
Co-sponsored by: Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and Center for Professional Responsibility


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