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

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Simple Way to Donate to VJLAP – AmazonSmile

November 10, 2021
Simple Way to Donate to VJLAP – AmazonSmile

If you are an Amazon Prime shopper, AmazonSmile is a great way to support VJLAP at no cost to you. If you designate VJLAP as your charitable organization, 0.5% of your purchase will go to Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program and will cost you nothing.

Please also forward to your colleagues, friends and family for their support.  Over the years, we were registered as Lawyers Helping Lawyers and received small contributions from this program, and with holiday shopping upon us, we are hoping to increase.

With our name change, we just want to ensure your donations are still heading our way. If you are already an Amazon Prime member, there are two ways to support VJLAP:

Use the link below when shopping: 

Or set VJLAP as your default charity through the following steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in with your Amazon credentials
  3. On the right hand side, find select a charity
  4. Find “pick your own charitable organization”
  5. Search “virginia judges and lawyers assistance program” or “lawyers helping lawyers”
  6. It should be the first entry but ensure that it says Richmond, VA as the location
  7. Click select

You are all set to start contributing!

***you must start at when shopping***

Thank you so much for your support!

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