Addiction Ethics and the Practice of Law

by Linda Albert

 

At noon on October 28, at the Madison Club, Linda Albert will give her presentation “Addiction Ethics and the Practice of Law.”

A national study illustrated that substance abuse is a factor in 80% of attorney disciplinary complaints. Overall, attorneys are reported as having twice the rate of alcohol or drug dependence and twice the rate of mental illness than the general population. This seminar examines problematic substance abuse, the interface between impairment and ethical violations, and best practices to insure continued fitness to practice. The DCBA will apply for ethics credit for this presentation.

Linda Albert is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She received her Master’s Degree from UW-Madison in Social Work. She has professional assessment/treatment/referral competencies in the areas of addictions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma and illness impacted by stress. Linda has worked over the past 30 years as an administrator, consultant, trainer and psychotherapist in a variety of settings including providing services to impaired professionals. Currently she is employed by the State Bar of Wisconsin as the WisLAP Manager where she works exclusively with lawyers, judges and law students.