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No duty to report impaired colleague (access required)

But proposed LEO backs getting help

VIRGINIA BEACH – Lawyers have no duty under bar ethics rules to report or intervene with an impaired attorney unless the impairment leads to a vio­lation of those rules. But a new Legal Ethics Opinion encourages lawyers to seek guid­ance or encourage the affected law­yer to get help. The document also acknowledges that many lawyers properly ...