Mental Health & Substance Abuse Problems in Attorneys: Barriers to Effective Treatment & The Lawyers Assistance Program

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Program Chair:

Brenda Correa Prevost
NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct

  • This program is intended to promote awareness of the high prevalence of both mental health and substance abuse issues among attorneys. A 2016 survey across 15 state bar associations found (Krill, Johnson, & Albert 2016) found that 1 in 5 attorneys screened positive for problem drinking and reported similar rates of depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms. Attorneys like other high-status professionals experience stigma and barriers to treatment that are related to the demands of their jobs, their privacy, and confidentiality concerns. The presentation would summarize what is known and not known about mental health and substance use problems, barriers to seeking help, and unmet treatment needs of attorneys. The objective is two-fold in that it is intended create awareness of these issues and then to inform the audience as to what resources available to deal with these challenges.

    There is no fee for this program.

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  • New York: 1.5 Ethics
    New Jersey: TBD
    California: TBD
    Pennsylvania: TBD
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Professional Discipline, Kaylin L. Whittingham, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 |