Course Description

Recent studies show that there has been a dramatic increase in impairment due to alcoholism, addiction and mental health disorders among members of the legal profession

As the Educator for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Mr. Quinn will discuss the early warning signs of impairment, how best to approach the impaired individual and the LCL services that are available to lawyers, judges, their family members and law students.

A practicing lawyer with over 40 years of experience, Mr. Quinn will also share his own story of addiction and impairment and the role that Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers played in saving his life and restoring his place in the legal profession.

For more information about Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, visit our website at or call the confidential helpline at 1-888-999-1941.

The course video was recorded from a live presentation to the Fayette County Bar Association on June 13th, 2018.

Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.

CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Ethics CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.

Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video.  Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

  • Brian S. Quinn, Esquire

    Education and Outreach Coordinator, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of PA

    Brian S. Quinn, Esquire

    Brian S. Quinn, Esquire is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania who currently serves as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Inc., a Lawyers Assistance Program established in 1988 for the purpose of helping lawyers, judges and law students recover from alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health disorders.

    Mr. Quinn obtained his undergraduate degree in 1970, his law degree in 1973 and a certificate in Drug and Alcohol counselling in 2012, from Villanova University. Prior to working for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, he was a sole practitioner for nearly 40 years and has also worked in the field of Alcohol and Drug Counseling at Mirmont Treatment Center and Malvern Institute in suburban Philadelphia.

    Mr. Quinn is a past member of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania and served as a peer volunteer for over six years prior to accepting his current role as the organization's Educator.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • The Impaired Lawyer: Course Materials
    • The Impaired Lawyer: Part One
    • The Impaired Lawyer: Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)