Maryland Bar Bulletin
Publications : Bar Bulletin : September 2010

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MSBA LAWYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WELLNESS TIP SHEET

Everyone experiences personal or work-related problems at some point. Early intervention is the key to resolving these concerns. Call the MSBA Lawyer Assistance Program for free, confidential counseling. The Lawyer Assistance Program is committed to providing assistance to lawyers, judges, law students, the legal community and their families by offering assessment, referral, short-term counseling and continued support to ensure long-term success.

Services

The Lawyer Assistance Program can make a difference. Our services include help for a broad range of problems and personal concerns, such as:

  • Depression
  • Marital and family relationships
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Stress and burnout
  • Prescription drug concerns
  • Career concerns
  • Gambling
  • Internet addiction
  • Sexual addiction
  • Compulsive spending
  • Eating disorders
  • Balancing work and family

Referrals

If you are concerned about another lawyer, you can make a confidential referral to the Lawyer Assistance Program.

12-Step Support Meetings

The Lawyer Assistance Program conducts 12-step support meetings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at MSBA Headquarters, 520 West Fayette Street, in Baltimore.

Confidentiality

Federal and state law ensures the confidentiality of those who seek assistance through our program or those who have been referred to the Lawyer Assistance Program. In addition, Rule 8.3 of The Maryland Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct and Attorney Trust Accounts protects the confidentiality of lawyers using the program.

For more information on the MSBA Lawyer Assistance Program, contact Jim Quinn, Director, MSBA Lawyer Assistance Program, at (443) 703-3041 or jquinn@msba.org, or Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C, at (443) 703-3042 or lcaplan@msba.org.

Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C, CAC, is Program Counselor for the MSBA Lawyer Assistance Program.


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