Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
Duration: 61 minutes
Addiction is a chronic, complex disease that affects the legal profession at nearly double the rate of the general population. In fact, more than 1 in 10 lawyers admit to having at least six drinks daily, and more than one quarter of formal disciplinary charges relate directly to substance abuse. David Maggiore-Anet, explores the causes, the symptoms and the costs of addiction in this presentation.
Analyzing the impact on the workplace, Mr. Maggiore-Anet reviews how addiction and substance abuse are regarded under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Mr. Maggiore-Anet also provides an overview of recent case law regarding addiction.
Most importantly, Mr. Maggiore-Anet describes the many resources available to both those suffering from an addiction as well as their friends, families and colleagues. The importance and benefits of early intervention, prior to disciplinary or criminal charges, are also explained.
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