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Texas LAP Roundup

This week, we’re focussing on the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program (TLAP), a service of the State Bar of Texas. TLAP “has evolved from helping lawyers with substance abuse disorders and alcoholism to assisting lawyers, judges and law students with mental health issues.” The TLAP website offers a host of resources related to addictions and mental […]

Tennessee LAP Roundup

Tennessee LAP Roundup

This week’s featured LAP is the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP). TLAP helps lawyers, law students, and judges with issues such as stress and burnout, anxiety, depression and mood disorders, anger management, work-life balance, substance abuse,  process addictions (such as food, sex, gambling), and grief and loss. TLAP also assists lawyers who are processing cases […]

Rhode Island LAP Roundup

Rhode Island’s LAP is the Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee, which works in conjunction with Resource International Employee Assistance Services (RIEAS). Both are member benefits of the Rhode Island Bar Association. The Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee offers peer assistance. According to the website, “Peer attorneys will lend an ear, share their experiences, and, if necessary, advise […]

South Carolina LAP Roundup

This week, we’re spotlighting South Carolina’s Lawyers Helping Lawyers (LHL) program. According to its mission statement, “Lawyers Helping Lawyers provides programs and services to assist members of the legal profession in South Carolina who suffer from problems of substance abuse or depression, which affect their professional and/or personal life. Members of the Lawyers Helping Lawyers […]

Pennsylvania LAP Roundup

Pennsylvania LAP Roundup

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Inc. (LCL) is Pennsylvania’s lawyer assistance program, and founded in 1988 by a group of recovering lawyers and judges. LCL operates through a network of 200 volunteeers, who are “lawyers, judges and law students in recovery from addiction and mental health or emotional problems”. They provide discreet assistance in […]

Oregon LAP Roundup

Oregon LAP Roundup

The Oregon Attorney Assistance Program (OAAP) is a service provided to all Oregon lawyers. Funded by the Professional Liability Fund, OAAP offers confidential support through referrals, counselling, workshops and other educational programs. OAAP assists attorneys facing issues such as: alcoholism, drug addiciton, and compulsive disorders (including gambling addiction) depression and anxiety stress management The program […]

Oklahoma LAP Roundup

Started in 1985, the Lawyers Helping Lawyers Assistance Program (LHLAP) is a committee of the Oklahoma Bar Association. LHLAP aims to “assist members who are having difficulties that adversely affect their practice.” While the majority of the calls LHLAP receives are for assistance with drug and alcohol problems, the program also assists lawyers who are […]

Ohio LAP Roundup

This week, we’re focusing on OLAP, the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program. OLAP’s mission is to “provide confidential help to lawyers, judges and law students suffering from alcoholism, substance abuse or other addictions, or mental illness.” The OLAP website includes lots of useful resources, including: Self-tests for drug & alcohol abuse and depression Extensive informati0n on […]

Nebraska LAP Roundup

The Nebraska Lawyers Assistance Program (NLAP) was created in 1995 by the Nebraska State Bar Association with a view to helping “lawyers, judges and law students troubled by substance abuse problems, stress, depression and other types of disorders which may impair their ability to perform in a competent and professional manner.” NLAP’s main methods of […]

North Dakota LAP Roundup

This week’s featured lawyer assistance program is the North Dakota Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP), which was created in 2004. LAP is operated by a six-member Lawyer Assistance Committee, and its purpose is to “prevent and alleviate problems that adversely affect a lawyer’s performance.” Often these problems stem from mental health or substance abuse issues. The […]