Bree Buchanan, J.D., is director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program of the State Bar of Texas. She serves...
Stephanie Francis Ward, a legal affairs writer, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2001. Stephanie had worked as a...
Confronting someone about a substance abuse problem–or owning that you have one–is not easy, but lawyers assistance programs can help. Usually referred to as LAPs and offered by attorney regulation agencies, the programs guarantee confidentiality when attorneys reach out to them. And if an attorney has committed an actionable offense, entering recovery before it comes to light and being able to show commitment to getting better can be a mitigating factor if he or she faces disciplinary charges. In this episode of Asked & Answered, the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward speaks to Bree Buchanan about how LAPs work, and how a person can reach out for assistance.
Featuring top of the industry guests discussing various legal topics.
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Gerard Pauling discusses the importance of context and non-verbal cues, and how firms can protect themselves from liability and their employees from experiencing harassment.
Janice Brown discusses how to be confident when speaking with a potential client, and gives listeners tips drawn from her own experience explaining legal...
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Sondra Tennessee shares her advice on how students, parents and school administrators can foster students’ independence and success.
Ty Smith talks about Vigilance Risk Solutions Inc., a security consulting business that focuses on workplace violence prevention.