Charting a Sustainable Path Forward: What the ABA/Hazelden Betty Ford Study on Substance Use and Mental Health Means for the Future of the Profession

A Free CLE Webinar
September 15, 2016 | 1-2:30 PM ET

The American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation present the results from their collaboration on a groundbreaking new research project that collected data on the current rates of substance use, depression and anxiety among licensed attorneys throughout the United States. Fifteen thousand lawyers from nineteen states across the country participated. This landmark research was published in the January/February, 2016 issue of the Journal of Addiction Medicine. The study findings are powerful and important serving to initiate, inform and guide decision making and policy development in the legal field and to promote cultural change to increase attorney wellness, competence and ethical behavior.

Join our panel as they discuss:

  • The current prevalence of substance abuse, anxiety and depression among U.S. attorneys and the implications for the legal profession
  • The limited help seeking behaviors and their origins employed by lawyers
  • A systems approach to increasing attorney wellness, competence and ethical behavior

Speaker list:

  • (Moderator) Terry Harrell/ Chair, Commission on Lawyers Assistance Program/ Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program/ Indianapolis, IN
  • Linda Albert, LCSW, CSAC/ Manager of the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program/ State Bar of Wisconsin/ Madison, WI
  • Patrick Krill, J.D. LADC/ Director Legal Professionals Program/ Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation/ Center City, MN

Program made possible through the generous support of the Fellows of the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section


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