Friday, August 30, 2013

LAWYERS AND MENTAL ILLNESS

Yesterday I read a decision from the Appellate Division, First Department regarding an attorney's disbarment - basically neglect of work due to depression and mental illness but the Appellate Division noted in dicta that it would only have suspended the attorney if the attorney responded to the charges (but the attorney could not due to the attorney's mental illness). Matter of Blank, 2013 NY Slip Op 05724 (AD 1st Dept August 27, 2013)

Note this editorial from the New York Times earlier this month:

NYT - Lawyers of Sound Mind?

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