On October 19, 2016, RWKT member John Williams spoke to the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation's 2016 Kentucky Mineral Law Conference on the topic "Alcohol and Drug Addiction: Ethical Issues with the Impaired Attorney." John discussed recent research regarding addiction among the practicing bar and related ethical issues. He also examined the role of the various lawyer-assistance programs in providing help to impaired attorneys. In addition to his law practice, John is a long-time volunteer counselor with the Kentucky Bar Association Lawyers Assistance Program. He also serves as a trustee for the Kentucky Lawyers Assistance Program Foundation which provides financial assistance to attorneys for treatment of addiction.

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