Partner to speak on substance abuse and legal profession

November 6, 2017 – Firm partner David Given will participate as a panelist in the American Bar Association’s live webinar, Ethics & The Addict: Detection and Treatment of Addiction and Compliance With ABA Model Ethical Rules for Competency, on Dec. 4, 2017, beginning at 9 am PST.  Panelists will cover the issues of addiction, recovery, an attorney’s ethical obligation to an incapacitated client, and the rules of ethics governing attorney competence to practice law.  The panel’s discussion will also include review of the nation’s current opiate epidemic and its impact on the legal community.  David recently spoke at the annual meeting of the ABA’s Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries on a similar topic.  David served as chairman of the Forum from 2000 to 2002.