Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Incapacitated By PTSB

The North Dakota Supreme Court ordered that an attorney be placed on incapacitated status in light of the following averments:

[The attorney] asserted that due to severe and chronic symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, his ability to practice law is adversely affected. He asserted the following facts. He experiences a high degree of anxiety, intrusive thoughts about Vietnam, flashbacks, and the emotional avoidance of people which has resulted in him being incapacitated to practice law. He is unable to concentrate on writing or on what filings need to be accomplished on behalf of his clients, is unable to remember case details from day to day, feels overwhelmed trying to accomplish the simplest details, is unableto write cogently, and cannot seem to recall what to do on the simplest cases. [ The attorney] provided a letter from his treating physician supporting his belief that he is currently unable to practice law. [He] requested that a trustee be appointed under N.D.R. Lawyer Discipl. 6.4

(Mike Frisch)

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