Women's Meeting for Saturday 10-14-17  has been cancelled.









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    The Besden Redemption

    Laurie Besden is an attorney and the Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania. On paper, Laurie is the definition of success. Laurie is also a drug addict... In "The Besden Redemption," Laurie candidly shares her story. It is a remarkable story of crippling addiction, and ultimately, redemption. 

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    Important Studies

    A new, landmark study conducted by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs reveals substantial and widespread levels of problem drinking and other behavioral health problems in the U.S. legal profession.

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    The recently released Lawyer Well Being study points out important issues for Lawyers, both personally and professionally, and gives suggestions for both individuals and support programs, such as Lawyers Assistance.

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Latest News & Updates
  • Lawyer Well Being Report Issued

    CHICAGO, Aug. 14, 2017 —A coalition of groups, including the American Bar Association
    Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs, released today a comprehensive report, The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change, aimed at addressing the problem of substance use and mental health disorders of lawyers.

    Lawyer Well Being ENewsletter

    The summer edition of "Balance," NJLAP's e-newsletter is out. The theme for this issue is "Self Care." Read about how important it is to "put on your own airmask" before you help others. Click on the link above to request a free, confidential subscription.

  • NJLAP Events & Presentations

    Join NJLAP staff to learn how various aspects of Lawyer Well Being — substance abuse, stress, work-life balance, brain function and others — can jeopardize your professionalism and increase your risk for ethical problems. Learn about some coping skills for enhancing well being, such as mindfulness and humor. Click on the link above.

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Confidentiality is assured

The security of NJLAP's clients is assured by NJ Supreme Court Rule.

Depression, Stress, Anxiety

When it comes to stress, whether you think it is harmful or helpful, you are right.

Alcohol and substance use

Substance use risk factors for attorney, recent study results.

Your law career

Solo and small practice issues, benefits of volunteering, NJLAP's networking group


NJLAP and APTPG, ways to reach out for help.

Senior attorneys

The process of closing a practice, succession planning, memory loss.

Groups, events
LCL Meetings

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) are statewide self-help groups for attorneys.

Networkers Without Borders

Networking group for attorneys, judges, law students and other attorneys in transition.

Men's Special LAP

NJLAP's long-standing, monthly support group for male attorneys with depression.

NJLAP Women's Group

Combines support group for women in recovery and other issues.

LGBT LCL Meetings

LCL-based meetings for LGBTQ attorneys.

Presentations, Events

Dates and times of upcoming CLE presentations and other events.