ABA Seminar Tackles Growing Concerns With Aging Lawyers

Law360, New York (August 21, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT) -- The legal industry is graying quickly as baby boomer lawyers stretch their careers into their 70s and 80s, bringing with them more problems related to cognitive loss, as well as added responsibilities for firm leaders and colleagues, a panel of experts said Wednesday.

While serious medical issues like Alzheimer's can wreak havoc on an otherwise competent lawyer’s ability to practice, the challenge for many aging lawyers begins with discerning between treatable age-related conditions with cognitive implications and declines carrying potentially serious personal and professional risks....
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