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 statewide network of volunteers respond to referrals and develop an action plan that best fits each unique situation. They work to verify the problem and assist the person into whatever support and treatment is needed.”

Lawyers Helping Lawyers’ Executive Director is James E. Leffler. Contact details for the director, liaisons, and board members is available at the Lawyers Helping Lawyers website.

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