ABA CoLAP

Dealing with Impaired Attorneys

The latest issue of the ABA’s Law Practice Today webzine includes an article by Sheila Blackford entitled “Dealing with Impaired Attorneys“. The article details how the current economic downtown means more stress for lawyers, who as a professional may already be more susceptible to alcohol dependence. Depression, too, is common among attorneys, and generally under-diagnosed. […]

ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs

ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs

Every week on the LA blog we highlight a different State LAP program, but to get this process started, we’d like to showcase the American Bar Association’s Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP). The CoLAP website is rich with documents – their newsletter, ‘Highlights’, is published quarterly, with older issues available online. CoLAP also offers […]