Broadcast Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)


Legal practitioners have become highly susceptible to substance abuse. Research reveals that they are a high-risk group for substance addiction issues because of the high-stress work environment and heavy workloads. Adding to this growing concern is the hesitation among legal professionals to seek medical treatment due to the fear of potential consequences and stigma.

In a LIVE webcast, Atty. Susan B. Ramsey (McLaughlin & Stern LLP) will present a dynamic and timely discussion of substance abuse in the legal profession. Listen as she digs deeper into the critical issues and challenges surrounding this topic. She will also share best practices to ensure the well-being of legal practitioners.

Key issues that will be covered in this discussion are:

  • Substance Abuse Among Attorneys: Trends and Statistics
  • Common Challenges Faced by Legal Professionals
  • Potential Risks and Implications
  • Prevention and Treatment
  • Developing Coping Strategies


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)





Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Ethics and Professionalism


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE


Susan B. Ramsey, Partner
Mclaughlin & Stern LLP

Ms. Ramsey’s professional experience began as a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Yale New Haven Hospital. While pursuing her Bachelors’ Degree, she was a Counselor with the New Haven Rape Crisis Program. During her time working as a registered nurse, Ms. Ramsey attended law school. Ms. Ramsey graduated from City University of New Law School at Queens College.

Ms. Ramsey is currently a member of the State Attorneys Addiction Recovery Task Group Palm Beach County, Pro Bono Counsel to the Florida Association of Recovery Residences.  She is privileged to represent survivors of sexual assault, poor substance abuse treatment and other catastrophic injuries.


Susan B. RamseyPartner

Mclaughlin & Stern LLP

  • Lawyers vs. the rest of the population
  • DSM- 5 substance use disorder
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Comparative Concepts “Disease”
  • What Long Term Brain Recovery Looks Like?

Date & Time:

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Lawyers
  • Law Firm Managing Partner
  • Law Clerks
  • Law Office Managers
  • Legal Assistants
  • Paralegals


Susan B. RamseyPartner
Mclaughlin & Stern LLP



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