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Section Newsletter Articles on Lawyers' Assistance Program

Chair’s column By Susan M. Brazas General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 2013 Numbers don’t lie, they say, and so we can’t look the other way but have to face them: Alcoholism and substance abuse among lawyers is double the rate for the general population. The ARDC estimates that substance abuse is a factor in 50% of the disciplinary cases that come before them.
The Illinois legal profession attempts to take care of its own: Illinois Bar Foundation and Lawyers’ Assistance Program By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, October 2011 A look at what the legal profession does to take care of its senior lawyers and those lawyers experiencing distress.
Public sector discipline: November 2008 term of the Supreme Court, and some advice to attorneys, judges, and law students By Leonardo Morales Government Lawyers, April 2009 Given the recent number of substance abuse cases that have been reported in this newsletter, the editors suggest a reminder to all attorneys, judges, and law students of the availability of the Lawyers’ Assistance Program.
Lawyers under the influence: Lives, livelihoods, and legacies By Michael J. Murphy and Warren D. Wolfson Bench and Bar, December 2007 Understanding alcohol and drug abuse will make us better judges, better attorneys and better law students.
My story By Michael J. Murphy Bench and Bar, December 2007 One lawyer's story of his struggle with alcoholism and recovery.