Q: During the last meeting with my lawyer, I smelled alcohol on his breath.
What should I do if I think he may be intoxicated while at work?
A: If you trust your lawyer, consider staying with him. On the other hand, if this has shaken your confidence in the lawyer, consider switching lawyers. If you believe he was intoxicated you may wish to consider contacting the Lawyers Assistance Program at (312) 726-6607. They are trained to assist lawyers who suffer from alcohol or drug problems. I believe it's possible to do this in such a way that they lawyer will not learn who contacted them.
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