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Idaho LAP Roundup

Idaho LAP Roundup

This week’s LAP roundup focuses on the Idaho Lawyer Assistance Program. The services provided by the Idaho LAP include: a 24-hour phone line guidance for both lawyers suffering from problems and referral sources information about interventions, drug/alcohol education and monitoring guidance for re-entering the workplace The Idaho LAP also has a Survival Guide on their […]

Tips for Handling a Complaint or Lawsuit

John Starzynski, Volunteer Executive Director of the Ontario Lawyers’ Assistance Program, has an article in the latest edition of Lawyers Weekly. In “How to handle a client complaint or lawsuit“, Starzynski explains that it’s likely that in some point in every lawyer’s career, he or she will get a letter of complaint or be faced […]

Hawaii LAP Roundup

Hawaii LAP Roundup

The Hawaii Attorneys and Judges Assistance Program (AAP) is the subject of this week’s state-by-state LAP roundup. The Hawaii AAP holds a number of weekly meetings for meditation, AAP alcoholics anonymous, and AAP Women Professionals. Their website also includes articles covering the following topics: demystifying 12-step programs depression stress anxiety suicide bipolar disorder Steve B. […]

Georgia LAP Roundup

Georgia LAP Roundup

The Georgia Lawyer Assistance Program provides a number of services, including a 24-hour hotline, three prepaid in-person counseling sessions, scheduled phone counseling sessions, and unlimited prepaid assistance with childcare, elder care, legal counseling and financial aid. They also hold weekly Lawyer Recovery Meetings. To assist with the Georgia LAP, the State Bar contracts the services […]

Calling a lawyer assistance helpline: “An action you will not regret”

There’s a two-page article in the February 2009 issue of New Mexico Lawyer all about the New Mexico Lawyers Assistance Program (NMLAP). Written by Albequerque-based attorney Briggs Cheney, whose practice focuses on the representation of lawyers, the article touches on many aspects of lawyer addiction. First, it outlines some of the common reasons that people […]

Ontario LAP Roundup – Part 2

LawPRO provides professional liability insurance to Ontario lawyers. In addition to supporting the Ontario Lawyers’ Assistance Program (previously featured on the Lawyer Addiction Blog) as a claims prevention initiative, LawPRO maintains a section of their website devoted to wellness. Some resources we’d like to highlight: The Summer 2006 issue of LawPRO magazine focused on work […]

Florida LAP Roundup

Florida LAP Roundup

Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. (FLA) is the focus of this week’s LAP roundup. The FLA provides a number of services on their website, including: peer support meetings and events calendar a table of signs and symptoms of addiction links to a selection of related Florida Bar Journal articles links to other legal and recovery sites […]

District of Columbia LAP Roundup

District of Columbia LAP Roundup

This week’s lawyer assistance program is the District of Columbia’s LAP. The DC LAP is part of the District of Columbia Bar’s Office of Regulation Counsel. The purpose of the counsel is to provide lawyers and their clients with assistance, guidance and direction. The DC LAP provides telephone access to trained professional counselors, as well […]