Steve Matthews

Wisconsin LAP Announces New Member Roster

The Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP) has posted a new Committee Members Roster, updated as of August 23, 2010. Information is also available for others interested in committee participation. As explained earlier, WisLAP is Wisconsin’s lawyer assistance program, and “provides confidential assistance to help lawyers, judges, law students, and their families cope with problems related […]

Alabama LAP Foundation Financially Assists Lawyers in Need of Treatment

Earlier we introduced the Alabama Lawyer Assistance Program (ALAP) and its various services and resources. One service available to Alabama lawyers is the Alabama Lawyer Assistance Foundation (ALAF), a nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation managed by an elected Board of Directors. (Here is a list of the members of the 2009-10 Board of Directors.) The purpose […]

Oregon LAP Presents “18 Holes” Fundraiser September 23

Oregon LAP Presents

On September 23 in Portland, the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program (OAAP) of the Oregon State Bar (OSB) will host a fundraising lunchtime CLE session entitled “18 Holes – 18 Cases About the Game of Golf“. The registration deadline is September 20. The program will be presented by Kathryn Pratt in memory of Michael J. Sweeney, […]

Missouri Lawyers Assistance Conference October 22-23

The Missouri Lawyers Assistance Program (MOLAP) has announced that the Fifteenth Annual Missouri Lawyers Assistance Conference will be held on October 22-23 in Kansas City MO. The conference, presented by MOLAP with the assistance of the Lawyers Assistance Committee of The Missouri Bar, has as its theme “Skills to Help the Hurting”. The Agenda and […]

South Carolina LHL Program Links

The Lawyers Helping Lawyers (LHL) program of the South Carolina Bar has provided a number of helpful and informative links relating to addiction, recovery, stress, treatment programs, assistance organizations, and the like. Here is a sampling of the links included in LHL’s list: ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs Al-Anon Alcoholic Anonymous American Society for […]

Wisconsin LAP Roundup

Wisconsin LAP Roundup

WisLAP is Wisconsin’s lawyer assistance program, and helps “lawyers, judges, law students, and their families cope with problems related to the stress of practicing law.” Run through a network of 150 trained volunteer lawyers and judges, WisLAP offers services such as peer counseling, interventions, CLE education sessions, referrals and consultations. The WisLAP website includes various […]

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. […]