By Lisa Caplan

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

The Lawyer Assistance Program Can Make a Difference.

Our services include help for a broad range of problems and personal concerns such as:

  • Wellness
  • Depression
  • Marital and Family Concerns
  • 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
  • Bereavement

Referring to the Lawyer Assistance Program

If you are concerned about another lawyer you can make an anonymous referral to the Lawyer Assistance Program.

12 Step Support Meeting

We host a 12 Step Support meeting every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Maryland Bar Center, 520 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Confidentiality

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

For assistance, please contact the Lawyer Assistance Program for free, confidential counseling. We have a network of counselors throughout Maryland. Jim Quinn, Lawyer Assistance Director, (443) 703-3041, jim@msba.org; Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C, Associate Director of the Lawyer Assistance Program, (443) 703-3042, lisa@msba.org. 24/7 Toll Free 1(888) 388-5459.

 

Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C has over 20 years experience in her field, and extensive experience working with lawyers and judges in the areas of mental health, substance abuse and trauma.