Top Five Ways to Avoid Stress in the Legal Profession

  As we’ve covered extensively in our series on depression and substance abuse, lawyers fight these issues more than most other professions. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.  Finding ways to manage the stress and establish work/life balance, according to Caitlin Hoff, Health and Safety Investigator at Consumer Safety.org,  is key for lawyers to avoid […]

An Interview with Brian Cuban: The Addicted Lawyer

  Brian Cuban is a Dallas-based attorney, author, and addiction recovery advocate. His best-selling book, The Addicted Lawyer, Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption, is a look back at how addiction to alcohol and drugs as well as other mental health issues destroyed his career as a once successful lawyer. He addresses how he redefined his life […]

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Investigative Report: Mental Health Issues and Substance Abuse Threaten the Legal Profession

  Ervin Gonzalez, was a top Miami civil lawyer, beloved partner of the prominent Coral Gables law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, and renowned for not only his charismatic and warm demeanor but as “a trusted, go-to trial attorney.” Despite his stellar reputation and an enviable record of 33 verdicts of at least $1 million or more, […]