This program will provide information on identifying and detecting substance use and mental health issues among attorneys, an attorney’s duties regarding an impaired colleague, how to discuss possible impairment issues with a colleague, developing a self-care plan and wellness strategies, and knowing where to find help, including the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) and other resources.


Lita Abella, Sr. Program Analyst, Office of Professional Competence, Lawyer Assistance Program

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Impaired Colleague? Addressing Attorney Competency, the Warning Signs, and Getting Help

April 26, 2023

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