FAQ( Lawyer Assistance Program)

Lawyer Assistance Program
24-hour Confidential Helpline for Lawyers in need: 888-408-6222

Lawyers experience substance abuse and mental health problems at significantly higher rates the general population and other professionals.

The Nassau County Bar Association Lawyer Assistance Program provides a range of services to Lawyers, Judges, Law Students and their immediate family members who are struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, depression, anxiety, stress, as well as other addictions and mental health issues*.

LAP services are free and strictly confidential via Section 499 of the Judiciary Law and the Rule of Professional Conduct. LAP is completely independent of the grievance committees of the Appellate Division and NCBA.

LAP Services include:
  • Consultation
  • Evaluation/Assessment
  • Supportive Counseling
  • Peer Support
  • Group Support
  • Stress Management/Wellness Workshops at the NCBA, Law Schools and Law Firms
  • Intervention and Motivation Support
  • Treatment referrals
  • Law practice closings
  • Monitoring Program (Court Ordered or Voluntary)
Monthly Event
  • Thomas Moore Meeting

1st Wednesday of the month
12:30 PM
Nassau County Bar Association Mineola, NY

For additional information:
Visit our website: www.nassaubar-lap.orgSee Our Brochure

NCBA has adopted the NYSBA Model Policy for law firms/legal departments for addressing impairments. Download Here.

NCBA Lawyer Assistance Program

Committee Chair: Mark Goidell
Director: Elizabeth Eckhardt, LCSW, PhD

*The NCBA takes the firm position that alcoholism, substance abuse, addictive behavior and psychological problems are treatable illnesses rather than moral issues.