Lawyer Assistance Program

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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

eeckhardt@nassaubar.org 

nassaubar-lap.org

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.