The Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP) provides free and confidential help to any law student, lawyer, or judicial officer who is experiencing difficulties in their life or practice. In 2018, JLAP took 305 new calls for help in addition to the 98 people to whom they were already providing ongoing services. JLAP provided help not only with mental health and substance use issues, but also with life stressors such as caregiving, grief, and career change. In addition to providing support, information, and referrals through the work of their staff, JLAP provided volunteer training to 112 lawyers and judges across the state to enable them to provide confidential peer support to colleagues in their communities.
Through the assistance of the Indiana Bar Foundation, the JLAP Treatment Fund provided $3,480 in assistance to attorneys who would otherwise have been unable to afford their counseling appointments, medication, or other vitally important treatment. To support the JLAP Treatment Fund at the Indiana Bar Foundation,
make an online gift
and designate JLAP in the "additional information" text box.