Archive for August 2009

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New York LAP Roundup

This week, we’re focusing on the New York State Bar Association’s Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP). The LAP “provides education and confidential assistance to lawyers, judges, law school students, and immediate family members who are affected by the problem of substance abuse, stress, or depression. Its goal is to assist in the prevention, early identification and […]

Addiction and the Family

Our co-sponsors of the Lawyer Addiction Blog, The Meadows Addiction Center, have been publishing a number of FAQ collections of late. These websites isolate a topic, and attempt to answer the most common questions. For example, they previously published one on the Drug Rehab experience. The latest offering explains the effects of Addiction & the […]

New Hampshire LAP Roundup

The New Hampshire Lawyers Assistance Program (NHLAP) was formed in 2007, the culmination of 20 years’ volunteer commitment by two separate bodies: the Lawyers Assistance Committee of the New Hampshire Bar Association (LAC), and Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL). NHLAP provides advice and assistance to members of the Bar, offers educational programs on mental health […]

New Mexico LAP Roundup

This week’s featured lawyer assistance program is New Mexico’s Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, which “provides confidential professional peer assistance to Bar members in need of help because of substance abuse, mental illness, or emotional distress and provides advice regarding the State Bar program.” Run by the Lawyers Assistance Committee of the State Bar of New […]