email@example.com (confidential e-mail)
Patricia Spataro, LAP Director
Henry Kruman, LAC Chair
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The New York State Bar Association Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) provides education and confidential assistance to lawyers, judges, law school students, and immediate family members who are affected by the problem of substance abuse, stress, depression or other mental health issues. Its goal is to assist in the prevention, early identification and intervention of problems that can affect professional conduct and quality of life.
All LAP services are confidential and protected under Section 499 of the Judiciary Law as amended by Chapter 327 of the Laws of 1993.
are confidential, voluntary, free and include:
NYSBA Lawyer Assistance Resources Available Online!
2013 LAP Spring Retreat
2012 LAP Annual Report
MODEL POLICY ADDRESSING IMPAIRMENT
On April 10, 2010 the New York State Bar Association's House of Delegates and Executive Committee approved a Model Policy to assist bar associations, law firms and other legal departments in addressing impairment issues.