An Examination of Lawyer Impairment and Ethical Standards

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Attorneys are at a much higher risk than other professionals for alcohol use disorder, depression, anxiety, and stress. In this course, an expert on lawyer discipline, Mr. Wrenn, will discuss attorney addiction and ethical concerns. He begins this course by reviewing the historical knowledge of the foundational principles of professional regulation of lawyers, the evolution of professional standards, and the three basic methods for proving "misconduct" as grounds for disciplinary action.

Mr. Wrenn will explain the civil standards of care and how they are different from legal ethics standards. Lastly, he will identify and define the functional pillars of the system for professional regulation of the conduct of lawyers: enforcement, protection, remediation, education, and prevention.

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James R. Wrenn, Jr., Esq.

James R. Wrenn Jr. at WrennLaw.Com

Practice Area: Ethics (+ 1 other areas)

James Wrenn Jr. Esq. is an attorney in Virginia. He is admitted to practice in the Virginia Supreme Court, the lower courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, US District Courts for Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Wrenn has been a member of the Virginia State Bar since 1972. He worked as Counsel for the State Bar, as well as holding the position of Special Counsel. Mr. Wrenn has been in private practice for over 35 years and has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Richmond Law School and the ...

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