The New Hampshire Lawyers Assistance Program (NHLAP) provides confidential, meaningful assistance to lawyers, judges, law students and their families in coping with alcoholism and other addictions, depression, and other personal or professional crises.
Under Supreme Court Rule 58, NHLAP treats all contact, whether with lawyers, judges, law students, or concerned third parties, with confidentiality. We are exempt from reporting professional misconduct under Rule 8.3. Information between NHLAP employees and volunteers, and a lawyer, judge or law student who seeks assistance, is strictly confidential and will not be disclosed except upon express authority of the affected person.
NHLAP can assist New Hampshire lawyers, judges and law students by:
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers: Second Tuesday of each month, Manchester, 6:00 pm, The Airport Diner. Please feel free to call for info.
Stress Support Group for Lawyers: Please call for information about this group.
SAVE THE DATE: ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs National Conference, October 8 - 11, 2013, SAN DIEGO, CA
ARTICLES and LINKS
NHLAP Video: link above right
lawyerswithdepression.com: An excellent resource created by lawyer Dan Lukasik
How Did I Get Here? by Laura Gatrell: an LAP director's unexpected reaction to working with lawyers.
Law Student Video: http://www.wcl.american.edu/go/ghsh: username:ghsh; password: jaffe
APRL NOBC Report On Aging: A joint report on the challenges raised by aging lawyers and proposed solutions and best
practices for attorney grievance committees, bar associations, courts and the Bar.
Whether you believe that you yourself may be in need of help, or you are concerned for someone else,
do not hesitate to call.
There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation