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Eileen Travis, director of the NYCBA Lawyers Assistance Program.Photo: Rick Kopstein

In an attempt to formalize the need for state lawyers to address well-documented mental health and substance abuse problems that riddle the profession, the New York City Bar Association is urging the creation of a required mental health/substance use CLE credit hour, on a biennial basis, for all New York attorneys.

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Jason Grant

Jason Grant is a staff writer covering legal stories and cases for the New York Law Journal, the National Law Journal and Law.com, and a former practicing attorney. He's written and reported previously for the New York Times, the Star-Ledger, the L.A. Times and other publications. Contact him at jgrant@alm.com. On Twitter, pls find him @JasonBarrGrant

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