Law Students

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Law Students2019-02-23T17:36:59-05:00

Law Students

lawstudentsLaw 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.

When you apply for admission to the bar, you must show that you are fit to practice law and have the necessary character to justify the trust and confidence that clients, the public, and the legal system will place in you. Consequently, the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions reviews applicants’ past conduct to ensure that applicants are honest, trustworthy, diligent and reliable. Conduct that raises concern about the competence, character or fitness of an applicant may cause the Committee on Bar Admissions to investigate further. Consequently, if you have a history of conduct that may indicate a problem, you should seek further information and assistance. The Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, Inc. offers help for: alcohol and drug addiction, depression, anxiety and other mental issues, as well as compulsive disorders.