Lawyer Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Frequent Causes of Discipline

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Alcoholism3 Comments

One of the most significant studies of alcohol abuse and mental health disorders among practicing attorneys conducted in the past quarter century has concluded that attorneys are at a much higher risk than other professionals for alcohol use disorder, depression, anxiety, and stress. Researchers from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs … Read More

Law Firm Ethics Counsel Provide Risk Management Tips

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.Continuing Legal Education, Risk Management3 Comments

During the July 31, 2015, semi-annual meeting of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers in Chicago, a panel of APRL attorneys who serve as their law firm’s internal ethics counsel discussed some of the common dilemmas and issue they face in their daily practice of representing their law firm client. The issues addressed during this sesssion of the APRL meeting included guidance … Read More