The Impaired Attorney and Obligations of Law Firms

By Mark Goidell, Esq.
Nassau Lawyer
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Your partner is frequently late for appointments, depositions or court appearances, and her absences are mounting. Increasingly, she fails to timely return telephone and email messages. Occasionally, she returns from lunch and you detect the odor of alcohol on her breath. She may be socially isolated and asking others to cover for her. You meet with her and review her files. She promises to improve. A few weeks later, her concerning behaviors reoccur. What are your obligations? What must you do and what should you do? Continue reading “The Impaired Attorney and Obligations of Law Firms”