Law is a demanding field, and attorneys expect even more of themselves. Attorneys sometimes turn to substances to escape from daily problems and cope with their enormous workload. In this presentation, we will explore addiction in the legal profession, why lawyers suffer at significantly greater rates than the general public, and what the profession could/should be doing to address the problem.


  • Discuss the presenter’s personal journey with depression, drug and alcohol addiction and how they affected his career as a lawyer.

  • Identify key data affecting the profession from the Betty Ford Hazelden/ABA Study.

  • Discover the stigma lawyers face in seeking help.

  • Examine how the profession as whole from top down can break that stigma.

  • Identify the resources currently in place and new resources needed.

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  • 60 Minutes

  • Audience Level: Essentials

  • CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR) toward the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.

  • CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR)

  • HRCI: General Credit

  • SHRM: Communication

  • SHRM Learning Format: Instructor-Led Activity

  • CLE: Competence Issues

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

This Program has been approved for 1.00  HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).


Brian Cuban, the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, is a Dallas-based attorney, author and addiction recovery advocate. He has been in long-term recovery from alcohol, cocaine and bulimia since April 2007. He has authored two books that address the mental health issues and addiction that destroyed his career, and he has spoken at colleges, universities, conferences, nonprofits and legal events across the United States and Canada. Cuban has also appeared on prestigious talk shows and numerous media outlets around the country. He is a graduate of Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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