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New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program  

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New Brunswick, NJ 08901



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There is no need to risk your license, livelihood, reputation or family.

Whatever the problem, you do not have to manage it alone.




We're Here to Help  

The purpose of the New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program (NJLAP) is to provide free and confidential assistance to attorneys, members of the judiciary, law students, and law graduates with alcohol, drug, gambling, emotional, behavioral and other personal problems that affect well-being and professional performance.

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Announcements and Important Information Announcements and Important Information
Attention NJ State Bar Candidates: -

♦  Have you gotten a letter to make an appointment with us? Before calling, read our FAQs for Bar Candidates.

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New on our Law Students Page -
A Mental health and substance abuse toolkit for law school students. read more ...

NJ Problem Gambling Addiction Month Information -
New LCL (Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers) Meeting -

  A new LCL meeting group, specifically for the LGBT community will meet on a monthly basis. Please call NJLAP at 800-246-5527 for meeting dates, place and time.

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Lawyer Specific Support Groups -

♦ For information about Lawyer-specific support groups, email us at: info@nlap.org

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LAPs Work for Law Students -

Read the Summer 2010 Issue of Highlights, a publication of the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs.

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NJLAP reaching out to offer support to LGBT and allied lawyers


New group offers safe haven to discuss issues related to anxiety, depression, addiction and stress-related problems.


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Confidentiality Confidentiality

The New Jersey Supreme Court, in its approval of the New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program, assured utmost confidentiality by adoption of Rule 1:28B-3 as follows:

 1:28B-3. Confidentiality. The records, documents, and meetings of LAP and the Board of Trustees are confidential, with the following exceptions:
 (a) Annual audit reports;
 (b) Annual reports of the Board of Trustees to the Supreme Court;
 (c) Quarterly reports to the Board of Trustees from the LAP Director; and

 (d) All materials relating to the budget process that do not identify clients of the program or otherwise disclose information that would compromise the confidentiality of the program as detailed in regulations adopted by the Board of Trustees and approved by the Supreme Court.

 In no event, however, shall the identity of program clients be disclosed in the above reports.


Note: Adopted July 15, 1999, to be effective September 1, 1999.

NJLAP's Board of Trustees
Chair: Hon. Russell W. Annich Jr., JMC
Vice Chair: Margaret F. Black, Esq.
Stephen M. Orlofsky, Esq.
Carol Markowitz, M.A., M.Ed.
Lynne Fontaine Newsome, Esq.
Eddie J Mann, Jr., LCADC, CCS, CMS
Wanda H. Moore, Esq.
Robert E. Nies, Esq.
Ex Officio: Stuart Hoberman, Esq.
Justice Liaison:
Justice Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina
Staff Counsel: Eugene Troche, Esq.

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