Description: Substance use disorders have always been higher than the societal norm in the legal profession. Most lawyers know someone in the legal profession whose career was either lost or significantly harmed due to addiction. Like anyone else, attorneys and law students can be genetically pre-disposed to alcoholism, substance use disorders, depression, eating disorders and even adult self-harm. The stress of practicing law can be an environmental trigger to these issues. The associated shame and fear of judgment can inhibit a lawyer from disclosing these issues until there are both physical and employment consequences. In partnership with Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Brian Cuban discusses his experiences with mental health issues, both as a law student at the University of Pittsburgh and practicing attorney in Dallas, Texas for over twenty years. Brian discusses his recovery, redefining his career, as well as restoring his family and passion for life.
CLE Credits: CLE credit for .5 hour has been applied for
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