God Grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t ch
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God Grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference.

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Who do we want to be?

What attorneys do when we are at the top of our game

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Another way of thinking about ethics

Ethics as describing a pattern of identity:

What “sorts of people” are we becoming?

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Oscar Wilde:

“The thing about sin is not really what we do; it is who we become.”

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Who am I?Who do I want to be?How do I get there?

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The joy of stats!

Conservative estimate:

One in five attorneys suffer from alcoholism or other substance abuse.

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Alcoholism/ Addiction: a disease

Manifested by

Physiological components

Genetic predisposition

Defined psychological aspects and patterns of behavior.

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Attorneys and Addiction

Much more difficult time getting and staying sober than rest of population.

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Attorneys and Depression

Per Johns Hopkins Study:

Attorneys lead country in rate of depression

As of 1996, attorneys overtook dentists as profession with the highest rate of suicide

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Model Rule 8.3

8.3 Reporting professional misconduct

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(a) A lawyer who knows that another lawyer has committed a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct that raises a substantial question as to that lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer in other respects,

shall inform

the appropriate professional authority.

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Functional Alcoholics

Great workers.

Lousy people.

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NEBRASKA LAWYERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

1-(888) 584-6527 (NLAP)

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What do we take from this?

Law is your job, not your life;

Don’t confuse the two

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We are problem solvers. We just need the courage to change the things we can.

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