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Category:  Articles » Legal » Living-Will

 

Lawyers Need to Have Mental Health Check-ups

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2007-10-01 12:12:58     
Article by L. Winslow

The Virginia Bar Association stated that over 250,000 practicing lawyers are now over 55 years old and that number will be over 750,000 in the next ten years. Everyone knows that as humans age they must deal with brain recall issues. A little less than ten percent of people over 65 experience Alzheimer's Disease. We must make sure that lawyers are not demented.

Thus, the Online Think Tank has suggested bi-annual testing of all lawyers over age 50 to make sure they are competent and this can be done in conjunction with "on-going education" and passing a 3/4 bar test every two years. Their IQs can be tested too, along with their recall.

As our laws become more complicated due to all the case law, regulators, politicians and lawyers it is prudent of us to make sure they can keep up with all they created. The Virginia Bar Association puts out a little newsletter called; "The Complete Lawyer" each month. They have addressed this pressing issue of:

Alzheimer's
Senility
Dementia
And although they did not address the issue of integrity in the article, it is indeed worth reading. Some might say that kicking a lawyer out of the bar for being old is unfortunate, but if they are not giving good legal advice, how can the public tolerate that. The Online Think Tank recommends that we add more oversight into the law profession and make it as least as hard to participate in as the rules and regulations they create for all of us in our professions. That is just common sense.

L. Winslow is an Economic Advisor to the Online Think Tank, a Futurist and retired entrepreneur http://www.worldthinktank.net Currently he is planning a bicycle ride across the US to raise money for charity and is sponsored by http://www.Calling-Plans.com and all the proceeds will go to various charities who sign up.

Specialized in: Mental Health
URL: http://www.worldthinktank.net
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