The State Bar's Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) helps attorneys (active, inactive, or disbarred), State Bar applicants, and law students who are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, substance use issues, or personal and career concerns.
“If you’re open to the possibility that your life can change—your life can change.”
We strive to support legal professionals in achieving their optimum level of practice while enhancing public protection and helping to maintain the integrity of the profession.
The program provides both voluntary confidential services and monitored services as needed.
“I had a profound experience coming to LAP. It completely changed my life, and because it changed my life in so many ways, I want other people to benefit from that, and to know how great this program is.”
LAP counselors can provide you a free assessment of your situation and assist you in getting the help you need, whether it’s for mental health issues, substance use issues, or career transition. Some short-term services are free. If you join a group or need additional services, fees may apply. Financial assistance is available for qualified participants. Contact our office for more information.
We know that it is often difficult to reach out for help during the hard times, especially if it’s about a private matter. Rest assured, we promise confidentiality—we release no information about your participation in the program without your knowledge or consent. Participation is confidential as mandated by Business and Professions Code section 6234.
For more information, complete this form, give us a call (877-LAP-4HELP or 877-527-4435), or send an email to LAP@calbar.ca.gov. Contacting us is confidential.