The Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) was implemented in January 2002 (Senate Bill 479). The program helps protect the public, the courts and the legal profession by offering education and rehabilitative programs to State Bar members suffering from substance abuse and mental illness.
The State Bar established the LAP Oversight Committee to oversee the operation of the program and to establish practices and procedures to support the administration of the program.
The committee's 12 members include six appointed by the State Bar, four by the Governor’s Office and one each by the Senate Rules Committee and the Assembly Speaker.
Members serve four-year renewable terms, which run Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. Incumbents whose terms are due to expire may apply for reappointment.
By statute, the six State Bar's appointments must include:
Available Position: 2
Application Deadline: January 27, 2017 (Applicants must file the State Bar 2017-18 Appointment Application (SBCAppForm.pdf)