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Resources available to help address substance abuse in legal community (access required)

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In 2016, a landmark study from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs found a troubling trend: Attorneys were more likely than the average person to report problem drinking, anxiety or depression. ...

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VSB rates 45 for 7 appeals court seats (access required)

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A Virginia State Bar committee has reported recommendations to the General Assembly for 45 candidates for seven vacancies on the Virginia Court of Appeals. The VSB’s Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee, or JCEC, rated candidates as “qualified” or “highly qualified” for ...

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Not playing hurt: Promoting mental health is a team effort (access required)

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In the sporting world, athletes often “play hurt” through a variety of physical injuries. Competing now is their focal point, and long-term health risks the afterthought. The practice of law is similar in many respects. Many lawyers often find it ...

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