Competence Issues Relevant to an Attorneys Ability to Perform Legal Services

Course Demo. No credit provided in demo mode.


Credit Hours:
CA - Competence Issues: 1.0 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - : 1.0 Credits
AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
IL - Mental Health - Substance Abuse : 1.0 Credits
OH - Attorney Conduct: 1.0 Credits

Running Time: 1 Hours, 4 Minutes
Faculty: Steven A Nielsen -

Course Description

In this program patent attorney Steven A. Nielsen discusses the evolution of awareness of the general subject matter of competence as it relates to substance abuse (including new legal medical cannabis), stress, age, dementia and other factors and their relationship to the practice of law. The maxim that "the law is a jealous mistress" can be true if attorneys fail to take a big picture view of the factors at work which can cause physical and mental harm and distract lawyers from enjoyment of their lives and the need to pay attention to their physical and mental health.

This program addresses both the need for awareness of substance abuse, depression, mental illness, age, cognitive decline and related issues, plus practical, easy to implement steps to facilitate an enjoyable and effective practice.