Practicing law is a vital public service. Too often, it also takes a physical and emotional toll.

We envision a membership in which every lawyer of the MSBA is provided with the support and education needed to achieve optimal overall health and wellness. Our overarching goal is to enhance health and wellness so lawyers can better serve themselves, as well as others within their personal and professional lives.


The MSBA Lawyer Assistance Program

Lawyers, like anyone else, face stress, burn out, and depression. Too often, they don’t have anywhere to turn before the problem gets worse, and a career and life are lost to substance abuse, addiction, or mental health complications. The MSBA Lawyer Assistance Program can make a difference.

The Lawyer Assistance Program is available to all lawyers in Maryland and is committed to providing assistance to lawyers, judges, and law school students by offering assessment, referral, short-term counseling, and continued support to insure long term success. The recent expansion of the Lawyer Assistance Program offers a network of counselors across the entire state.

Contact us for more information. Our services are free and confidential.

James P. Quinn, Director | 443-703-3041 |
Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C, Associate Director | 443-703-3042 |


Physical Health

Supporting a stronger profession.

MSBA members have access to programs to support physical health and help them be their best. We provide workshops and training on topics that every lawyer can benefit from.

Members have instant access to these services through our member publications, digital correspondence, and online.

Emotional Health

Free, confidential support & referrals. We have resources to help.

  • Depression
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse
  • Marital & Family Problems
  • Stress & Burnout
  • Addiction
  • Eating Disorders
  • Work/Life Balance

Contact us for free at our 24/7, toll-free line:


Professional Health

Finding balance to succeed in work and life

Technical skills are not enough. Success in the legal profession requires a healthy relationship between you and your work. MSBA promotes wellness initiatives designed to boost your productivity and well-being.

  • Stress Management
  • Professional Trends
  • Starting & Succeeding in Practice
  • Communication
  • Soft Skills
  • Leadership

Who We’ve Worked With

We collaborate with schools, public officials, and private firms & practices to promote wellness and balance across the legal profession.

Law Schools

Office of the Attorney General

MSBA Sections & Committees

Pro Bono Resource Center

Office of the Public Defender

Local & Specialty Bars

Tip Sheets & Blog Posts

Read our full collection of Tip Sheets authored by Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C.


We can help you be your best self.

Join MSBA to gain instant access these health & wellness benefits.


Direct Staff Contact:

Jim Quinn

Director, Lawyer Assistance Program
(443) 703-3041

Direct Staff Contact:

Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C

Associate Director, Lawyer Assistance Program
(443) 703-3042