Law Society of Manitoba launches health recovery program
The Law Society of Manitoba is expanding its health and wellness services to allow lawyers with conduct or competence issues linked to mental health concerns to have an alternate to discipline. The health recovery program can be ab alternate remedial option for lawyers for whom addiction or other mental health issues may have compromised their competence. Eligibility will be determined by the Law Society, who will cover the cost for preliminary medical assessments and refer the lawyer for treatment. The program may include regular reporting requirements or restrictions to practice.