Cause and Effect: Substance Abuse and Attorneys

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1.25 Credits in
  • General1.25 General

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  • Ethics Ethics

AboutAbout 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.

About the Presenters

Christopher O'Donnell, Esq.

Christopher O'Donnell, Esq.

Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP.
Practice Area:Civil Trial Preparation
Christopher O'Donnell is currently a partner at the law firm Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, and specializes in Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation. He is a member of both the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.
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