New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program (NJLAP) was founded in 1993. NJLAP provides assistance to attorneys, members of the judiciary, law students, and law graduates with alcohol, drug, gambling, emotional, behavioral and other personal problems that affect well-being and professional performance.
NJLAP provides free, confidential, professional assistance to the attorneys. The New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program is funded by all members of the Bar with administrative support from the New Jersey State Bar Association.
NJLAP includes a network of attorney peer counselors with special knowledge about helping resources for their colleagues. The volunteer attorneys who work with NJLAP assist attorneys with the time and energy necessary to keep a law practice operating smoothly and to protect the clients.
The Women’s Attorney Peer Counselor Group, a distinctive Women’s Program of NJLAP was created for reaching out and helping women attorneys experiencing difficulties with substance abuse and gambling issues. Women attorneys in recovery meet monthly for education, sharing, networking and peer support. The members act as peer support for one another.