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An addition to the Professional Rules of Conduct in 2015, Bolac discusses this rule’s role in lawyers’ professional conduct. From a discussion of its background, he explained its Amendments to Rule, notably its Definitions, General Rules, Reporting Professional Misconduct, Records and Accountings, and Alternative Trust Account Management Procedure for Multi-Member Form. This explanation was followed by the compliance checklist, leading to his conclusion that reiterated the value of this new rule.
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42572
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The buzz in this case was the correlation between attorneys, mental health issues, and alcoholism. A recent study noted by Moraites revealed what has been known within the legal profession for decades: lawyers have a greater disposition to mental health issues such as depression, and substance abuse issues such as alcoholism, than the general population. Points addressed further by the author included statistical data that revealed younger lawyers are more at risk and barriers to recovery particular to attorneys. Countering the sobering statistics and findings was information about the Lawyer Assistance Programs such as NC LAP, of which Moraites serves as the director.
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42570
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Providing a complete history of North Carolina’s District Courts entailed going back than the widely celebrated year of origin. With 1955, its true starting point, as a reference, the author traced the District Court’s history by first examining the Bell Commission’s role in this District Court’s creation and participation in the state’s 1959, 1961, and 1963 General Assemblies. Acknowledging the Bell Commission’s momentous role led into his examination of the Court Commission’s role from 1963-1989 and Futures Commission’s role from 1994-1997.
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42573
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The author used the recent efforts to reinvigorate NC LAP Foundation’s coffers as an opener for his discussion of its history. Included in his discussion of how NC LAP functions currently are its services and support for lawyers seeking recovery for substance abuse and mental health issues. Concluding his discussion of NC LAP was the increasing need for its resources and how NC LAP continues to fulfill its mission.