Volunteers


NHLAP volunteers help in many different ways and we only ask you to do those things that you are comfortable doing. Volunteer activities can range from convincing another attorney or judge to seek treatment to simply having lunch with a new attorney to talk about issues affecting him or her. Sometimes it will be working with someone who has a severe impairment and other times it will be reaching out to someone in hopes of preventing an impairment issue.
 
If you are interested in volunteering to help judges, lawyers, and/or law students cope with the issues that impair their daily ethical practice of the profession and the quality of their lives, please open, print, and fill out the NHLAP Volunteer Questionnaire and mail it to:

Terri M. Harrington, Esq.
New Hampshire Lawyers Assistance Program
2 ½ Beacon St. Suite 163
Concord, NH 03301

 
The NHLAP Volunteer Questionnaire is CONFIDENTIAL.

Occasionally, the Supreme Court, the Attorney Discipline Office, the Professional Conduct Commission, the Judicial Conduct Commission, of the Committee on Character and Fitness may refer someone to NHLAP with the understanding he/she will enter into a Monitoring Agreement with NHLAP as part of an Order, Consent Decree or Consent Agreement with the referring entity. The Monitor’s job is to have weekly contact with the monitored attorney, determine (to the extent possible) whether the person has complied with the conditions of the Monitoring Agreement and fill out a monthly report for the NHLAP Executive Director. The Monitor is not a friend or sponsor and is not expected to ensure the person complies with the conditions. The Monitor’s job is simply to determine whether conditions have been met and to file a report accordingly. If the Monitor learns of a breach of any of the conditions, the Monitor is expected to immediately report the breach to the NHLAP Executive Director who will inform the appropriate referring authority.
 
You have an opportunity to give life to the Supreme Court’s recognition that in some cases a judge, attorney or law student may, with the right support and guidance provided by a NHLAP Monitoring Agreement, recover their career. NHLAP relies on trained volunteers to monitor these agreements, and thereby advance not only the discipline system in our profession, but save lives. We hope you will join us. To apply to become a NHLAP Monitor, follow the procedures for volunteering above.



Volunteer Application

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While volunteering through the New Hampshire Lawyers Assistance Program, I understand my obligation to maintain the confidentiality of client and NHLAP information.  I understand it is my responsibility to honor the privacy of any client for whom I provide assistance as a volunteer both during the course of my service and after I no longer volunteer.

I have received and reviewed the current notice of HIPAA Privacy Rights for New Hampshire Lawyers Assistance Program clients.  I understand that this information may change over time with or without notice.  If so, a copy of the new notice of privacy rights will be posted on the NHLAP website at that time.

I herby certify that I have received a copy, read, and fully understand my obligations as a volunteer.  I will comply with the principles as set forth therein and will consult with the NHLAP Director if I have questions.  I further certify that I am aware that my participation in a conduct that violates the HIPAA privacy provisions will subject me to nonuse as a volunteer.

I am committed to providing high quality peer assistance and serving others with care and courtesy.  I understand that any person I assist may terminate the volunteer relationship at any time, without prejudice.  I understand that I may decline any volunteer assignment for any reason.  I agree to notify the NHLAP director if I need to withdraw from a volunteer assignment so that alternate arrangements can be made as needed.

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