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There is hope for me yet...

Last week in San Francisco the ABA held its annual National Legal Malpractice Conference, sponsored by the Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability. One of the more novel panel topics of the symposium was Assessing Cognitive Decline in a colleague, our profession or firm.

Dr. Jonathan Canick, M.D., an expert on the science of the aging process and its purported negative affects on mental function on the one hand and the often overlooked acquired wisdom on the other hand. Dr. Cannilk pointed out that the current great mass of aging baby boomers coupled with longer life spans have provided a test lab to ask an important question: just because I am getting into AARP territory, should I expect to experience a steady loss of mental acuity, or dementia, due solely to age? Dr. Cannik assures us the science says "NO". More ›