Most lawyers know someone in the legal profession whose career was either lost or significantly harmed due to addiction. Substance use disorders in the legal profession have always been higher than the societal norm. But the associated shame and fear of judgment can inhibit a lawyer from disclosing these issues until there are both physical and employment consequences.
In this talk, attorney Brian Cuban will discuss his experiences with addiction and mental health issues starting in law school and continuing as a practicing attorney. Brian will also discuss his recovery and why attorneys should care about the high rates of mental health and substance use in the legal profession, not only from an empathetic perspective but also from a business perspective.
Making well-being a priority is an investment with a strong rate of return.