Lawyer Assistance Program

During these unprecedented times, the NCBA Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) is here for you! LAP is offering confidential professional counseling sessions via, a HIPAA compliant telehealth video platform. Please do not hesitate to call Beth Eckhardt, LAP Director, at (516) 512-2618 or (888) 408-6662 to set up an appointment. You will be sent an invitation with a link to her “waiting room.”

Upcoming Events

LAP hosts numerous virtual programs throughout the year. Join your colleagues and improve the way you feel. Your mental health matters!

Email LAP Director Beth Eckhardt at to register for LAP programs and obtain the Zoom link.

Mindfulness Mondays

NEXT MEETING: Monday, August 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM via Zoom

Career Transition Support Group

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM via Zoom

What is the Lawyer Assistance Program?

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.

Contact Us Today

24-Hour Confidential Helpline for Lawyers in Need

(516) 512-2618 or (888) 408-6222

The NCBA Lawyer Assistance Program is directed by Beth Eckhardt, PhD, and the Lawyer Assistance Committee is chaired by Jacqueline A. Cara, Esq.

This program is supported by grants from the WE CARE Fund, a part of the Nassau Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Nassau County Bar Association, and NYS Office of Court Administration.

*Strict confidentiality protected by § 499 of the Judiciary Law.