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May 20-22, 2022 in Staunton, Virginia
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Today, there are substantial risks involved when practicing law. Lawyers, judges and law students face higher odds of having mental health and addiction issues.
Judges and Lawyers Assistance Programs have been created to help these individuals gain control over their lives again. These programs give hope to those who have lost it.
Explore the impact of these issues on our profession below in recent reports and studies conducted over the past few years.
September 12, 2019
The Supreme Court of Virginia has published the final report of the Committee on Lawyer Well Being.
May 23, 2019
On August 14, 2017, a landmark report on attorney well-being was published by the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being (National Task Force). The ... Read More
August 1, 2018
The ABA has published a great resource, created by Dr. Anne M. Bradford, to assist lawyers and legal employers on their Well-Being journey.
August 14, 2017
The Task Force was conceptualized and initiated by the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP), the National Organization of Bar Counsel ... Read More
February 3, 2016
A new, comprehensive 2016 study by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs shows ... Read More