Bree Buchanan, J.D., is director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program of the State Bar of Texas. She serves...
Stephanie Francis Ward, a legal affairs writer, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2001. Stephanie had worked as a...
Confronting someone about a substance abuse problem–or owning that you have one–is not easy, but lawyers assistance programs can help. Usually referred to as LAPs and offered by attorney regulation agencies, the programs guarantee confidentiality when attorneys reach out to them. And if an attorney has committed an actionable offense, entering recovery before it comes to light and being able to show commitment to getting better can be a mitigating factor if he or she faces disciplinary charges. In this episode of Asked & Answered, the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward speaks to Bree Buchanan about how LAPs work, and how a person can reach out for assistance.
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Bree Buchanan talks about how lawyers assistance programs work, and how a person can reach out for assistance.
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