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.
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.