Attorneys on Adderall: Disciplinary Case Highlights Benign Image and Popularity Among Lawyers
Adderall "can be a very seductive medication," said Stacey Dougan, a former Big Law attorney-turned-mental-health counselor. "You get this surge of energy, and can be very focused and get a lot done."
The case of a former McCarter & English attorney who was arrested for possession of Adderall highlights attitudes that foster use of the drug by lawyers and law students.
The New Jersey Supreme Court issued a censure for Michael Collins Smith on July 8 after he pleaded guilty to possessing Adderall without a prescription. For Smith, the censure was a lucky break, since the Disciplinary Review Board had recommended a three-month suspension.
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