Lawyers

lawyersCompetition, long hours, perfectionism, and high stress can wear down even the most competent lawyer, often leading to depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, gambling issues, substance abuse, and other problems. Chemical dependency is a prevalent problem in the legal profession and lawyers don’t have to struggle alone. National surveys show rates of depression and alcoholism among members of the legal profession are more than twice the rate of the public population.

One of the goals of the JLAP is to provide assistance to Louisiana lawyers before these problems become debilitating or cause a lawyer to commit an ethical violation. By not reaching out for help, a lawyer may jeopardize all that is meaningful in his or her life.

The Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program is confidential and here to help with any issue that is impacting a lawyer’s ability to be a productive member of the legal profession.

Related Resources

Related Publications:

Why Lawyers are Unhappy, by Marin E. P. Seligman, Paul R. Verkuil & Terry H. Kang

 

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If you are in need of LAP’s help, don’t wait! Make the decision to trust LAP and reach out immediately. No matter how isolated you feel or how reticent you are to share your situation, please put those feelings aside and trust LAP. You do not even have to give your name. All you have to do is make the call to LAP at (866) 354-9334. Learn More >>
If you are in need of LAP’s help, don’t wait! Make the decision to trust LAP and reach out immediately. No matter how isolated you feel or how reticent you are to share your situation, please put those feelings aside and trust LAP. You do not even have to give your name. All you have to do is make the call to LAP at (866) 354-9334. Learn More >>