The Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) helps current and former attorneys, law students, and State Bar applicants dealing with mental health and/or substance use problems affecting their personal and professional lives.
Our video series features former participants in the Lawyer Assistance Program as well as current and former State Bar officials, counselors, and other specialists. Watch the first part of the series. (5:07 minutes)
"Lawyer Assistance Program Experience."
Want to know more? Watch part 2 of "The Lawyer Assistance Program Experience." (Written transcripts of Part 1 and Part 2 are also available for the hearing-impaired.)
Have you ever been depressed, anxious, or concerned about your use of alcohol or drugs? If so, we encourage you to complete one or more of the self-assessment tests listed below.
Although these tests cannot serve as a substitute for a professional evaluation, the results can help decide if you should contact the Lawyer Assistance Program for a more thorough professional assessment.
LAP staff can be scheduled to present to your law firm, bar association, agency, conference, seminar, or convention. The presentation will satisfy one hour of MCLE for competency. The presentation is also available to law students and State Bar applicants at their law school, student association, student organization, conference, seminar, or convention.
On Friday, March 12, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Lawyer Assistance Program is hosting a free virtual presentation on mental health issues and substance use and how these issues can impair an attorney's ability to perform legal services competently. Register via Zoom to attend and earn one hour of competency credit.
To request an MCLE presentation, please complete a Request for Competency Speaker Form and contact Lita Abella at Lita.Abella@calbar.ca.gov, or 213-765-1165 to schedule a free presentation.
The Other Bar www.otherbar.org
A confidential peer support resource for California lawyers, judges, law students, and their families for help with problematic alcohol and drug use and related personal problems.
Lawyer's LifeRing www.lifering.org
LifeRing is a program of peer support groups for members of the legal community contemplating the beginning of a new chapter in their lives, free of drugs and alcohol.
Get information about the Lawyer Assistance Program Oversight Committee.
Want to know more? Your call or email is confidential.
Lawyer Assistance Program