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How We Can Help
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Lawyer-Specific Support Groups
About Alcohol & Drug Abuse
About Benefits of Volunteering
About Careers & Networking
About Depression
About Drug & Alcohol-Free Kids
About Gambling
About Memory Loss
About Quitting Smoking
About Stress
For Law Students
For Solo and Small Practices
For Senior Attorneys
For Women
Disaster Planning, Response and Coping


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

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



NJLAP's Board of Trustees
Chair: Hon. Russell W. Annich Jr., JMC
Vice Chair: Margaret F. Black, Esq.

Carol Markowitz, M.A., M.Ed.
Lynne Fontaine Newsome, Esq.
Eddie J Mann, Jr., LCADC, CCS, CMS
Wanda H. Moore, Esq., A.A.G.
Robert E. Nies, Esq.
Thomas R. Curtin, Esq
Ex Officio: Stuart Hoberman, Esq.
Justice Liaison:
Justice Walter F. Timpone
Staff Counsel: Eugene Troche, Esq.

 As we pause to remember:

Kelly's Story: A NJ attorney in recovery on 9-11-2001

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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Personal Courage in the Practice of Law -

click below to viewElizabeth Williams' courtroom-style illustration of this recent program at the NJ State Bar Annual Meeting and Conference, and featuring:
William John Kane, Esq., Director
New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program 
Hon. Katharine S. Hayden, U.S.D.J.
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Raymond M. Brown, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge
Robyn B. Gigl, Esq.
Gluck Walrath, LLP, Red Bank
Joseph A. Hayden Jr., Esq.
Walder Hayden, PA, Roseland

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A Case Study of Compassion and Caring -

An article about NJLAP published in Bencher, a publication from the American Inns of Court.

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On Our Law Students Page -

A mental health and substance abuse toolkit for law school students.

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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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New Study Shows Lawyers at Higher Risk for Substance Abuse, Anxiety, and Depression.

Read the ABA Press Release

Download an interview with the study authors

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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.


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