Course DescriptionThe coronavirus epidemic and the societal measures taken in response has placed a tremendous amount of pressure on working adults. Lawyers, who already suffer from stress, anxiety, and substance abuse in far greater numbers than the general public, are especially feeling these effects. These pressures can greatly impact a lawyer's efficiency and adherence to their ethical obligations. This program confronts the mental health issues lawyers have been faced with as a result of the epidemic, including distress, depression, substance abuse, isolation, and anxiety. It also gives lawyers a number of tools they need to combat these negative impacts and stay on a path toward a healthy, purposeful, and productive lifestyle.
Meet the Lecturer(s)
Brian S. Quinn, Esquire is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania who currently serves as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Inc., a Lawyers Assistance Program established in 1988 for the purpose of helping lawyers, judges and law students recover from alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health disorders. Mr. Quinn obtained his undergraduate degree in 1970, his law degree in 1973 and a certificate in Drug and Alcohol counselling in 2012, from Villanova University. Prior to working for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, he was a sole practitioner for nearly 40 years and has also worked in the field of Alcohol and Drug Counseling at Mirmont Treatment Center and Malvern Institute in suburban Philadelphia. Mr. Quinn is a past member of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania and served as a peer volunteer for over six years prior to accepting his current role as the organization's Educator.