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Wellness: Three ways to help with mental health and addiction in lawyer discipline proceedings | Darryl Singer

Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 8:55 AM | By Darryl Singer

For all the law society’s talk about harassment, discrimination and Statements of Principles — laudable as these are — there remains one group that is left out of the discussion and as a result faces unduly harsh treatment in law society discipline proceedings: those with addiction and mental health (AMH) issues.

It might seem trite to suggest that AMH issues have an impact on one’s ability to run a law practice in an organized and ethical manner. And yet the law society investigators and discipline counsel...