TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 25, 2019

Many law firms and other legal employers know they should be watching for signs that an employee is experiencing impairment due to a substance use disorder, mental health disorder or cognitive impairment, but many still struggle with how best to respond. A new resource from the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and the ABA Working Group to Advance Well-Being in the Legal Profession offers suggested guidelines for these situations. The “Well-Being Template for Legal Employers” is available for download and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of any legal workplace.