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A New Kind Of Practice: Providing Affordable "Limited Scope" Legal Counseling

Presented by Janet E. Sobel

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Course Description

Length: 60min    Published: 8/16/2014    
The practice of law is fraught with stressors that can have a tremendous impact on an attorneys health and well-being. Data suggests that lawyers are 3 times more likely to suffer from depression, have an alarmingly higher rate of suicide when compared to other professions, and are twice as likely to become chemically dependent than the general population.

There are several career-adjustment options for combating attorney depression, one of which is "limited scope" counseling. This is a relatively new type of practice that focuses on providing certain limited legal services to the client usually at an affordable cost. These type of services can range from bankruptcy assistance, real estate matters, trusts and estates, mediation guidance, etc, while litigation services and more complex cases are referred out.

In this program, attorney Janet Sobel discusses the various triggers that cause attorney depression and substance abuse, and covers the various ways these disorders can be combated. She gives a particular emphasis on scaling back ones practice to a limited scope practice, instructing viewers on how to do this successfully and what sort of outcomes are to be expected.

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