Gain Real-Life Strategies for Combating Addiction in the Legal Profession
This insightful course offers an in-depth analysis of one of the most sensitive problems troubling legal professionals today - addiction. Review the common causes of addiction and contributing factors in addictive behavior and learn practical techniques for their detection and prevention. Register today!
Recognize common symptoms of substance abuse, even in "functional" addicts.
Learn how to help a colleague struggling with addiction, and make sure the ethics rules are upheld.
Find out what resources exist to help attorneys struggling with addiction.
Understanding Addiction; Culture, Stressors and Coping Mechanisms
Spotting the Effects of Addiction on Clients and Colleagues
Identifying Key Signs of Substance Abuse
What Attorneys Must Do When They See Peers' Addiction Affecting Legal Representation
Steps You Can Take to Prevent Addiction From Affecting the Legal Profession
Treatment Options and Lawyer Assistance Programs (LAP)
BRIAN S. QUINN is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania who currently serves as the education and outreach coordinator for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Inc., a lawyers assistance program established in 1988 for the purpose of helping lawyers, judges, and law students recover from alcoholism, drug addiction, and mental health disorders. He obtained his undergraduate degree, his J.D. degree, and a certificate in drug and alcohol counselling from Villanova University. Prior to working for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Inc., Mr. Quinn was engaged in private practice for nearly 40 years and he has also worked in the field of alcohol and drug counselling at Mirmont Treatment Center and Malvern Institute in suburban Philadelphia. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Inc. and served as a peer volunteer for over six years prior to accepting his current role as the organization's educator. As LCL's educator, Mr. Quinn has conducted CLE presentations for bar associations, private law firms, and professional organizations in Pennsylvania, as well as for national CLE providers on a variety of topics in the fields of lawyer wellness and impairment in the legal profession.
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