JLAP Welcomes ABA Young Lawyers to the Big Easy

The ABA Young Lawyers Division presented the 2019 Fall Conference: Your Practice, Your Future, October 3 – 5, 2019 at the Sheraton in New OrleansThis conference brought people together from across the legal community to offer outstanding training on advancing justice.  

JLAP’s Executive Director, Buddy Stockwell, spoke on Wellness and Well-Being in the Legal Profession, noting that it will be the Young Lawyers that will change the culture, making the practice of law more healthy. 









  • Donna Nesbit, ABA Director, Operations and Meetings – Early Career Strategy and Buddy Stockwell, JLAP Executive Director
  • Christopher L. Brown, J. Logan Murphy and Buddy Stockwell



By |October 7th, 2019|

October 10th is National Law Students’ Mental Health Day

Law is a challenging discipline that involves the ability to analyze, reason, and communicate. The study and practice of law is rigorous and often stressful, however, a law degree can open many doors to a rewarding career in business, practice, government, teaching and public service.

For those law students struggling with issues of depression, anxiety, drug addiction or alcoholism or other mental issues, the JLAP is here to help. We offer a full range of resources and solutions to help you manage your issues in the short and long term. Every service provided through the JLAP is 100% confidential and 100% free.

With Mental Health Day coming up on October 10, JLAP wants to help raise awareness of mental health by helping people realize that seeking help is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of strength.

Visit our Law Students section under our Who We Help tab for many great resources.

By |September 23rd, 2019|

September is National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month), sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. This observance celebrates the millions of Americans who are in recovery from mental and substance use disorders, reminding us that treatment is effective and that people can and do recover. It also serves to help reduce the stigma and misconceptions that cloud public understanding of mental and substance use disorders, potentially discouraging others from seeking help.

To learn more, click here.

By |September 13th, 2019|

How opioids reshape your brain, and what scientists are learning about addiction







None of us has the brain we were born with. Brains grow and adapt. This process, called neuroplasticity, doesn’t end when you step out of the classroom. Even habits—reaching for cookies when stressed out, keeping your head down during staff meetings—cut “trails” in the brain throughout life that can be hard to overcome.

To read Ian Haydon’s complete article from Medical Xpress, click here.

By |August 23rd, 2019|

NEW! You Can Now Make a Donation to JLAP Online

Did you know you can donate to JLAP online now?

You can now conveniently pay online via PayPal and Visa/Mastercard/Discover.

Simply go to our donation page to donate.

You will receive a letter from JLAP acknowledging your tax deductible donation.

The Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and donations are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS. Your donation will help support the life-saving work of JLAP and further its mission to save lives and careers in the legal profession.

All proceeds will be dedicated to providing direct assistance to lawyers and judges in need of JLAP’s services. Thank you for your support!


By |August 23rd, 2019|

Register for Camp JLAP 2019

June 28 – June 30
Solomon Conference Center in Loranger

We will return to the beautiful Solomon Conference Center in Loranger for a weekend filled with fellowship, fun and fantastic CLE’s, including ethics and professionalism.

First year was great, but the second will be even better!  Afternoon yoga, fishing, and raffle prizes too!

All meals and CLE’s are included with your $100 registration.  

Overnight accommodations are available, on a limited, first-come first-serve basis, for an additional fee. If interested in sharing a room, please call JLAP directly.

Click HERE to register.

Click for enlarged agenda in PDF format.













By |May 12th, 2019|