(1953 - 2020)
MA, JD, LADC
Mr. Link Christin (1953 - 2020) brought a lifetime of experience to his role during his tenure as Executive Director of the Legal Professionals Program at Caron Treatment Centers. He passed away from natural causes (non-Covid-related) at his residence on April 15, 2020.
As an attorney, licensed and board-certified drug and addiction counselor, therapist, speaker, and author, he had focused for the last seven years exclusively on the treatment of impaired legal professionals in both residential and outpatient settings.
Link had launched and managed this national program for lawyers, judges, law students, and paralegals who are in residential treatment. Today, the Legal Professionals Program continues to build upon the strong foundation he developed with dedicated spirit. Caron's LPP team offers specialized education and clinical engagement from pre-entry through continuing care. The team provides significant counseling and resources throughout the week while the patients engage in the world-class services and programs at Caron.
We were deeply saddened to learn about the untimely passing of Link Christin, Executive Director of Caron’s Legal Professionals Program. I was fortunate to work closely with Link since the inception of the legal professional’s program four years ago. I experienced firsthand Link’s unwavering commitment to the patients in his program as well as his dedication to raising awareness about mental health and substance use disorder in the legal community. Link was a tireless advocate for creating a wellness-centered culture among lawyers. His 2019 series in Attorney at Work highlighting critical life skills for lawyers that are not typically taught in law school was among the publication’s best-read articles last year. During this difficult time, I am comforted by the knowledge that his voice made a difference in the lives of so many and that his legacy will live on."
By Berks County Bar Association
By Attorney at Work