Important changes to VJLAP’s 12-Step and Wellness Support Meetings:

1. Effective immediately, the Monday 12-Step Support Meetings will commence at 6:30 PM instead of 8:00 PM. VJLAP will no longer host a Monday 12-Step Support Meeting at 8:00 PM. Changes will be made to the event calendar.
2. After 04/08/24, there will no longer be Monday Wellness Support Meetings at 6:30 PM. If you are interested in such a meeting, there is a Thursday Wellness Support Meeting (1, 3 and 5th Thursday of the month). Changes will be made to the event calendar.
3. Effective immediately, there will no longer be a Wednesday 12-Step Meeting at 6:00 PM. There is a Wednesday 12-Step Meeting at 5:30PM and a meeting on the 1, 3 & 5th Monday of the month at 6:30PM. Changes will be made to the event calendar.
4. Please also note the Thursday Wellness Support Meetings that had been every Thursday will only be the 1, 3 & 5 Thursday of the month. Changes will be made to the event calendar.

Thank you for your attention to these updates. If there are questions, please reach out to Barbara Mardigian at bmardigian@vjlap.org.

Reports and Studies

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.

Supreme Court of Virginia Committee on Lawyer Well-Being Report

September 12, 2019
The Supreme Court of Virginia has published the final report of the Committee on Lawyer Well Being. Read More

VSB President’s Wellness Committee Report

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

American Bar Association Publishes Well-Being Toolkit

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. Read More

Report from the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being

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

Study Shows Attorneys Have Substantial Drinking Problems

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
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