Williams Addresses Mineral Conference on Topic of Attorney Addiction

On October 19, 2016, WKT member John Williams spoke to the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation's 2016 Kentucky Mineral Law Conference on the topic "Alcohol and Drug Addiction: Ethical Issues with the Impaired Attorney." John discussed recent research regarding addiction among the practicing bar and related ethical issues. He also examined the role of the various lawyer-assistance programs in providing help to impaired attorneys. In addition to his law practice, John is a long-time volunteer counselor with the Kentucky Bar Association Lawyers Assistance Program. He also serves as a trustee for the Kentucky Lawyers Assistance Program Foundation which provides financial assistance to attorneys for treatment of addiction.