LAP IN THE PRESS
LAP is asking for your financial support to continue to provide quality care and services due to the Increasing Needs of the Legal Profession
LAP Board Member Judge Stanley Hill awarded the NBC 5 Making a Difference Award
Since 2012, Judge Hill has mentored hundreds of children and young adults through his creation of the PUSH EXCEL Oratorical Contest and St. Sabina Church Oratorical Contest. Judge Hill’s program includes weekly coaching classes, teaching young people the power of persuasive speech. Thank you Judge Hill for Making a Difference!
Dr. Diana Uchiyama appointed to ABA Section of Litigation Mental Health & Wellness Task Force and receives Presidential appointment to the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs
LAP is here for you, contact us call 312-726-6607 or
Call: Tony Pacione 847-830-1290
Call: Dr. Diana Uchiyama: 630-642-9089
LAP Weekly Group Meetings are all virtual. Please see Events Calendar for available meetings, and contact us for connection information.
This website will be updated regularly with information.
ZOOM AA MEETINGS AVAILABLE NIGHTLY
The group that normally meets at 20 S. Clark is temporarily holding online ‘Zoom’ AA meetings at 8:00 p.m. every night.
Anyone with a desire to stop drinking is welcome. Just need a smartphone or computer with a webcam.
‘Zoom’ video link and meeting ID:
Meeting ID: 331 425 378
For audio only: Just call 312 626 6799 on any phone, and then input meeting ID 331 425 378 when prompted.
I called LAP because I wanted help. I didn't want to drink anymore, but I didn't know how to stop. It was a huge relief knowing I had reached out to someone who could help me.
I'm very grateful that someone cared enough about me to recommend me to LAP. I truly believe it saved my life.
During a time in my life when honesty and respect were in short supply, LAP's help allowed me to continue working, stay healthy, and eventually put my family back together and our legal crisis behind us.
I went to the LAP twelve-step meeting. I was nervous because these were lawyers and I was just a law student. Instead, everyone was loving and welcoming. They were happy to see me. It is still my favorite meeting.
The main issue with bipolar illness is the lack of stability. It is like trying to pin the tail on the donkey for those suffering and for those around them. Will the real person please stand up?
With the help of Lawyers’ Assistance Program, I was admitted to the Illinois Bar. I have married a wonderful woman. And I am committed to my ongoing sobriety
My dilemma was how to change or get help because I was surrounded by people who were thinking like me, acting like me – they were just like me.
I was ill-equipped to deal with my emotional issues and, without LAP, I honestly do not know how I would have moved through my last two years of law school or the Bar Exam. I owe a lot of my success today to Lawyers’ Assistance Program.
I didn't think about food the way that normal eaters think about food. My thoughts of food were as consuming as an alcoholic’s thoughts about alcohol. Once I admitted that I am powerless over food and that my life had become unmanageable, I took the first step on my road to recovery.
I ended up in a lot more legal trouble as a result of my drinking than many of my friends. In the five years that led up to law school, I made repeated bad decisions regarding my alcohol use.... [Eventually] the realization of having to disclose my years of drinking problems to the National Board of Bar Examiners began to sink in.
- Peer Support
All of LAP’s services are totally free and totally confidential. All LAP staff and LAP Volunteers are bound by the Illinois Supreme Court Rule 1.6. and the Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Interveners and Reporter Immunity Law.