Lawyer Assistance Program

24-hour Confidential Helpline for Lawyers in need: 516-474-4070
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
• Evaluation/Assessment
• Treatment referrals
• Law practice closings
• Monitoring Program (Court Ordered or Voluntary)

Upcoming Events:

Save the Date

Talk Saves Lives
An Introduction to Suicide Prevention

Sponsored by NCBA and Lawyers Assistance Program

A community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention and what people can do to fight suicide. Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide and how together we can help prevent it. Also discussed will be other programs that are available to take to further develop someone with these types of skills.

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Nassau County Bar Association

To Register for this event contact Beth Eckhardt at 516-747-4070 x218 or

More info

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: See Our Brochure

NCBA has adopted the NYSBA Model Policy for law firms/legal departments for addressing impairments.
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NCBA Lawyer Assistance Program

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

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