About This Course
The dialogue regarding substance abuse among lawyers needs to be an ongoing priority throughout the legal profession. In this course, featured TRTCLE lecturer, Chris O'Donnell , Esq., examines the role of substance abuse and the impact fear plays in the lives of too many practitioners in the legal field that needs assistance. Stress in the field of law is an unfortunate and frequent factor that appears in the lives of many legal professionals. This course examines when an addiction to illegal drugs will not be considered a mitigating factor for misappropriation, the difference between alcohol and illegal substances, and potential civil liability to third parties. Another problematic issue that is explored is when substance abuse violates Rules of Professional Conduct.