Archive for April 2010

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Washington LAP Roundup

The Washington State Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) is our focus for this  roundup. LAP helps Washington state lawyers, judges and third-year law students with direct, confidential mental health and addictions counseling, by licensed psychologists Dr. Dan Crystal and Barbara Harper. LAP also offers education and referrals, and has a large peer counselor network to help […]

Virginia LAP Roundup

Virginia LAP Roundup

Virginia’s lawyer assistance program is Lawyers Helping Lawyers. Established in 1985,the program provides confidential and non-disciplinary assistance for members of the Virginia bar dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues. Attorneys, judges, family members or friends can make a referral by calling the 24-hour hotline at 1-877-545-4682. From there, “the Executive Director and a […]

Lawyers and Depression

Today’s post was authored by Hal Nevitt, Director of the State Bar of Arizona Member Assistance Program. We welcome his submission as well as those from other lawyer assistance programs. Life in today’s world can be tumultuous, particularly with the recent change in the economic structure of our lives. Even in the best of times […]

Vermont LAP Roundup

Vermont’s lawyer assistance program is Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL). Since 1987, LCL has helped Vermont lawyers deal with issues ranging from depression, anxiety, and stress to alcohol, drug, and gambling addiction. LCL also offers support for marital and family problems. One newer service is support for lawyers searching for a new line of work. […]