Lawyer Assistance Program

Lawyer Assistance Program



A free, confidential program for lawyers, judges, and law students who are experiencing problems, such as addiction, mental health symptoms, or stress, which interfere with their personal or professional lives.

NEW! Emotional Intelligence Skills for Lawyers (Series): This six part series, being conducted in co-sponsorship with the D.C. Bar Sections and the Practice Management Advisory Service, is designed to help lawyers understand and develop their emotional intelligence, a key but often neglected skill set. Each two-hour session begins at noon at the D.C. Bar on April 7, April 28, May 12, May 26, June 9 and June 23.

LAP Services: Learn about the free, confidential services we offer to D.C. Bar members, judges, and District law students.

Join LAP for a new free service designed for those who would benefit from working with a group in a supportive environment. The Mental Health Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 12:15 p.m. at a downtown Washington, D.C. location. 

Who We Are: History and mission of the D.C. Bar LAP and Lawyer Assistance Committee.

Substance Abuse: Self–assessments, articles, and other resources about addiction and substance abuse.

Mental Health: Resources related to depression, anxiety, stress, and other mental health disorders.

Wellness: Get help managing stress, compulsive behaviors, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), etc.

For Law Students: Resources, links, and further reading designed specifically for law students.

Stories of Recovery: Words of inspiration and hope.

FAQs: When to seek help and other frequently asked questions.

Volunteer Opportunities: How can you help the Lawyer Assistance Program?

Contact Information: How to reach a D.C. Bar Lawyer Assistance Program counselor and other area resources.