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 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 insure 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:

  • 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

Referring to the Lawyer Assistance Program

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

12 Step Support Meeting

Thursday from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the MSBA


Federal and state law ensures the confidentiality of those who seek assistance through our program or 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.

This Tip Sheet has been written by Lisa Caplan. Lisa is a Licensed Certified Social Worker at the clinical level (LCSW-C) and a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC). She has over 15 years experience in her field, and extensive experience working with lawyers and judges in the areas of mental health, substance abuse and trauma.

For Assistance Please contact the Lawyer Assistance Program for free, confidential assistance. Jim Quinn, Lawyer Assistance Director, 443.703.3041, jquinn@msba.org; Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C, CAC, Lawyer Assistance Counselor, 443.703.3042, lcaplan@msba.org. Toll free 800.492.1964