The ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs has produced a podcast series about overcoming substance use disorders, mental health issues and addiction. The lawyers featured in this series have all agreed to tell their story in the hope that it will reduce the stigma surrounding these issues and encourage others to get the help they need.
Episode 3 is about overcoming alcohol and gambling addiction, featuring Michael Burke, Executive Director of the Michigan Association of Problem Gamblers, Board Member for the National Council on Problem Gambling and Author of “Never Enough: One Lawyers True Story Of How He Gambled His Career Away.” Mr. Burke also practiced law for over 25 years.
Also, tune into Twitter this Wednesday (12/13/2017) for a live Twitter Chat on Problem Gambling in the Legal Profession. From 1:00 to 2:00pm Eastern time, @ABACoLAP will be discussing the topic with special guests, Christine Anderson, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (@ChristineARDC), Joan Bibelhausen, Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (@mnlcl) and Keith Whyte, National Council on Problem Gambling (@ncpgambling). Follow along by tracking tweets with hashtag #GamblingHelp4Lawyers and participate with questions and comments by using #GamblingHelp4Lawyers in your tweets.