If you are concerned about yourself or about a partner, associate, colleague, bar applicant, law student or judge, help is available here.

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Welcome
The West Virginia Lawyer Assistance Program (WVLAP) is a free & confidential service for Attorneys, Judges, Bar Applicants and Law Students, who may be struggling with issues such as aging, retirement, stress, anxiety, burnout, work/life balance, depression, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, codependency, compulsive behavior, grief, trauma or any other mental/physical/emotional health disorder, by providing education, consultation, assessment, intervention, healthcare referrals, crisis management, office management, monitoring and peer support. WVLAP’s work also contributes to healing of the family system, protection of the public and the improvement of the integrity and reputation of the legal profession. Statistics support that this assistance to an affected lawyer often prevents future consequences and ethical violations, thereby reducing the number of legal, employment and disciplinary actions.
Confidentiality
In order to assure this high degree of trust and confidence, Confidentiality is afforded by Rules of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and WVLAP operates independently of the Court, the State Bar and Office of Disciplinary Counsel. Information received concerning anyone seeking help or to whom assistance is offered is and remains confidential absent their express consent. The confidentiality provided is that of an attorney-client privilege. If you call as a concerned family member, friend, peer, partner or colleague your communications are also treated as confidential.