There is a very strong link between lawyer well-being and a lawyer’s duty of competence. Lawyers who struggle with substance abuse issues, mental health problems, stress, and exhaustion risk violating multiple Rules of Professional Conduct. As more firms recognize that “to be a good lawyer, you have to be a healthy lawyer” and implement wellness programs, themes are emerging as to which approaches seem to be working and which ones are falling flat. In this presentation, you will:
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- Hear real-life stories of lawyers who ran afoul of their ethical obligation
- Discuss 9 Rules of Professional Conduct impacted by lawyer well-being
- Gain practical advice for responding to struggling colleagues
This program is an excerpt from the Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference 2020.
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