I’m probably not the first law student to argue their first-year moot court intoxicated, but I’m probably in an elite group in that regard.
My quest to maintain a lifestyle wrapped around drugs and alcohol, dragged me down to become someone I never dreamed I’d be. An unethical lawyer.
I am one of the 4.5 percent of the legal profession who is a “feeler” personality type.
“There is no such thing as a “high functioning”, impaired lawyer. There are only degrees of loss of functioning.”
It’s an excellent time for an uplifting story of recovery, resilience, and redemption. Domenick is a third-year law student at Seton Hall. “I used to wake up every day at 3 am, cold, angry, and sweaty. Cold because my body
I am one of many lawyers who struggle with depression. I say “many” because according to the 2016 Hazelden Betty Ford/ABA study, 28 percent of attorneys report mild or higher levels of depression, which is a greater percentage than the
I am the “crier” in the family. I wear it all on my sleeve. I shed tears at movie trailers. A few notes of music can turn me into a blubbering mess. Anything that takes me back to a specific
I am often asked if I have “regrets” about my past and my behavior in active addiction. If I could turn back the clock, would I do things differently? If I look at my history in a vacuum, from a
In 2012, I was approached by one of the show’s producers to appear on a segment related to my struggle with Body Dysmorphic Disorder(BDD). A disorder that while not talked about a lot publicly, affects 2-3 percent of the population