Grey Matters: Perspectives on Aging Lawyers and Cognitive Impairment
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes
1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern
12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain
10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific
It happens every day and is increasing with the aging of the legal population. Lawyers who were once sharp as a tack and never missed a step begin to stumble through simple thoughts, can’t find the right words and begin to mentally wander. What do you do when a lawyer begins to exhibit signs of cognitive impairment? What are your responsibilities to the firm, its clients and the lawyer? What resources are available to guide your decision-making and find help? What are the implications of and duties related to Model Rules 1.4, 1.6, 1.16, 5.1 and 8.3? This program draws upon experts from lawyer assistance programs, the mental health community, lawyer discipline and professional liability to analyze the impact of cognitive impairment from multiple perspectives and give practical direction for lawyers and judges who are faced with a colleague who shows signs of age-related impairment.
This program has been funded through the generous contribution of the Fellows of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section.
Doris C. Gundersen, Medical Director, Colorado Physicians Health Program, Denver, CO
Tracy L. Kepler, Senior Counsel, Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, Chicago, IL
Scott Mote, Executive Director, Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program, Columbus, OH
Todd Scott, Vice President of Risk Management, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, Minneapolis, MN
Terry Harrell (Moderator), Executive Director, Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, Indianapolis, IN
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