Brian Cuban is the author of the upcoming book, The Addicted Lawyer.
Substance use disorders have always been higher than the societal norm in the legal profession. The stress of practicing law can be an environmental trigger to these issues. The associated shame and fear of judgment can inhibit a lawyer from disclosing these issues until they’re both physical and employment consequences.
Brian Cuban discusses his experiences with mental health issues, both as a law student at the University Of Pittsburgh and practicing attorney in Dallas Texas for over twenty years. Brian discusses his recovery, redefining his career as well as restoring family and passion for life. This CLE provides a behind the scenes look of an attorney struggling with addiction and shares what to do if you find yourself, or someone you know, in addiction. The CLE also discusses the ethical issues with addiction.
This CLE is to make aware of an increasing problem of addiction among lawyers & law students, to review the ethical issues around substance abuse, and to promote assistance programs.
Missouri lawyers: Outkick CLE classes are considered “self study” and are subject to a 6 hour cap per year. Self study classes cannot be carried over to the next year and may not be used to satisfy the professionalism, ethics or malpractice prevention education requirements of Rule 15.
North Carolina lawyers: This Outkick CLE course will count for 1.0 Substance Abuse hour.
New York lawyers: Outkick CLE courses will count toward your New York CLE requirement under New York’s Approved Jurisdiction policy. To read the policy in full, please see the New York CLE Board website.
Texas lawyers: This Outkick CLE course will count for 1.0 hour of Ethics.