Tuesday, August 15, 2017

THE MENTALLY ILL ATTORNEY IN AMERICA: YES, MY PERCEPTION AND OPINION OF THE SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS FOR PLAINTIFFS IN #MESH MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION IS CORRECT! AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION ISSUES REPORT "THE PATH TO LAWYER WELLNESS"!

RECENT POSTS HERE AT "THELADYISACHAMP" HAVE FOCUSED ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF ATTORNEYS WHO OPENLY STAND UP FOR CORPORATIONS WHO INTENTIONALLY ALLOW HARM TO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PLAINTIFFS WITH #MESH INJURIES AND #ASBESTOS DISEASES!

THE MOTTO "DON'T KILL THE COMPANY!" 
HAS TO END!

THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (@ABANews)  
RECOGNIZES A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF 
SUBSTANCE ABUSE, ADDICTION AND MENTAL DISORDERS 
AMONG ITS MEMBER ATTORNEYS! 

The ABA issued a report by a task force, "The Path to Lawyer Wellness: Practical Recommendations for Positive Changes". Below are some quotes from the report: 


“Lawyers, judges and law students are faced with an increasingly competitive and stressful profession. Studies show that substance use, addiction and mental disorders, including depression and thoughts of suicide—often unrecognized—are at shockingly high rates.

As a consequence the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-being, under the aegis of CoLAP (the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance programs) has been formed to promote nationwide awareness, recognition and treatment. This Task Force deserves the strong support of every lawyer and bar association.”

David R Brink*
Past President
American Bar Association

"This report’s recommendations focus on five central themes:
(1) identifying stakeholders and the role each of us can play in reducing the level of toxicity in our profession, (2) eliminating the stigma associated with help seeking behaviors,
(3) emphasizing that well-being is an indispensable part of a lawyer’s duty of competence,
(4) educating lawyers, judges, and law students on lawyer well-being issues, and
(5) taking small, incremental steps to change how law is practiced and how lawyers are regulated to instill greater well-being in the profession."

AS PLAINTIFFS, IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH YOUR ATTORNEY'S 
REPRESENTATION OF YOUR CASE, 
REALIZE YOU MAY JUST HAVE AN ATTORNEY 
WITH ONE OF THESE DISORDERS OR ADDICTIONS...
NEGATIVELY AFFECTING YOU, YOUR CASE AND YOUR LIFE! 


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