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:
- Stress Management/Wellness Workshops at the NCBA, Law Schools and Law Firms
- Intervention and Motivation Support
- Monitoring Program (Court Ordered or Voluntary)
1st Wednesday of the month
Nassau County Bar Association Mineola, NY
For additional information:
Visit our website: www.nassaubar-lap.org – See 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.