Are the LAP and the Alternative Discipline Program (ADP) the same?
No, the ADP is the State Bar Court's Alternative Discipline Program for attorneys with substance use or mental health problems.
The LAP is a separate program for law students, State Bar applicants, current and former attorneys with substance use or mental health issues, regardless of whether they have past or pending disciplinary matters.
The ADP has a close and mutually beneficial relationship with LAP. The ADP neither duplicates the LAP processes nor usurps the treatment function. The ADP seeks to identify and refer respondents with substance use or mental health problems to LAP in order that respondents so afflicted may be treated and rehabilitated. A respondent must be accepted into LAP to be eligible for the ADP.
The State Bar Court has more information about ADP.