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! Build Your EQ 2017: Emotional Intelligence for Lawyers on January 27, 2017. In this seminar, Dr. Larry Richard, the founder of LawyerBrain, will explain the five core EQ skills, and provide participants with vivid examples of how each is used in the practice of law. A separate six-part series, Emotional Intelligence Skills for Lawyers, will begin in March 2017. Conducted in co-sponsorship with the D.C. Bar Sections and the Practice Management Advisory Service, the series is designed to build on the foundations established in Dr. Richard's seminar and help lawyers further understand and develop their emotional intelligence.

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.