The prevailing number of legal professionals resorting to alcoholism and other substance use is a growing concern in the legal industry. The overwhelming amount of stress, client demands, and toxic working environment has become detrimental to the full and effective practice of their profession, more so, their mental health.
As this upward trend becomes alarming, preferential attention must be given to the well-being of legal practitioners. It is imperative to be proactive in addressing red flags and utilize risk mitigation strategies to foster a conducive working environment in the legal industry.
In this LIVE Webcast, Attorney Susan B. Ramsey (McLaughlin & Stern LLP) will provide an insightful discussion of the mental health and substance use issues among legal professionals. She will also share practical strategies to support the well-being of lawyers.
Key topics that will be covered in this discussion are:
- Mental Illness and Substance Use: Trends and Statistics
- Implications in the Legal Industry
- Addressing Treatment Challenges
- How to Ensure Lawyer’s Wellness
- An Outlook of What Lies Ahead