Fit to Practice

"Fit to Practice" will focus on liability and ethics issues in the event an attorney experiences a short or long-term disability. This session is especially relevant to solo and small firm attorneys.

Substance abuse, physical and mental health disability issues affect people of all professions - and lawyers are no exception. In addition to the personal challenges of those suffering from these issues, this brings potential risk to the attorneys as they handle important matters and continue to work in the profession. This session will discuss the risks and ethics/liability issues that attorneys with disabilities face. In addition, it will offer resources available in Louisiana to help practitioners, and give practical advice on avoiding personal and vicarious liability during this process. 

Date: November 1, 2018
Location: Louisiana Bar Center, 601 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA
Registration Fee: $40.00
Registration: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Please be advised that checks will only be accepted at onsite registration. 
: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
CLE Credit hrs: 2.0 CLE credits - This program has been approved for 1.0 hour of Professionalism CLE credit and 1.0 hour of Ethics CLE credit  
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing and sent to; telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Cancellations received in writing before October 25, 2018, will be fully refunded minus a $10.00 administrative fee. If written confirmation of cancellation is not received by October 25, 2018, no refunds or credits will be issued of any kind. Credits will be processed within two weeks of receipt of the cancellation request.

If you prefer not to register online, please click here for the "Fit to Practice" Attorney Registration Form. Submission instructions are on the form. If you are a Non-Attorney, please click here for the Non-Attorney Registration Form.

Event Schedule: 

11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. - Registration

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - "Loss Prevention & the Legal Malpractice Policy" (.50 Professionalism credit hour)

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 pm - "Ethical Obligations/Reasons for Advance Planning by Lawyers" (.50 Ethics credit hour) 

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - "Potential Ethical/Disciplinary Consequences" (.50 Ethics credit hour) 

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - "When, Where and How to Get Meaningful Assistance When Needed" (.50 Professionalism credit hour)

The LSBA is committed to ensuring full accessibility for all registrants. Please contact the LSBA if you have a disability which may require special accommodations at this conference. For more information, contact: Member Outreach and Diversity team members by email: 

Speaker's Materials

Session One - "Loss Prevention & the Legal Malpractice Policy" 
  • Loss Prevention: The Legal Malpractice Policy
  • LA Prescription Card

Session Two - "Ethical Obligations/Reasons for Advance Planning by Lawyers" 
  • Ethical Obligations and Practical Reasons for Advance Planning

Session Three - "Potential Ethical/Disciplinary Consequences" 

Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600