Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program

Joseph R. Bartylak Dinner

>>Thursday, April 4, 2019

Join us in celebration of our LAP Community! We are proud to announce this year’s Keynote Speaker, Honorable Sheila Simon. Click below to read more about Hon. Simon.

This year’s awardees are:

The Joseph R. Bartylak award:
Honorable James McCluskey
James McCluskey has made LAP one of his missions as the Illinois State Bar Association President.  He has been an avid advocate to get the word out about LAP’s programs for law students, attorneys and judges throughout the State of Illinois.


The Executive Director award:
 Cecelia Blue
Cecelia Blue has gone above and beyond for LAP in midstate Illinois.  She has been a regular volunteer for on-campus Law School Office Hours at University of Illinois College of Law, conducted several presentations on behalf of LAP and been a wonderful Peer Support for her fellow attorneys.

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Yoga and Mindfulness – Stress Reduction

>>Friday, March 1, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Lawyers, Judges, Law Students…Find balance in your life through the practice of yoga and mindfulness. We will introduce you to the practice of yoga with poses designed to build strength, stability and flexibility, while creating an overall sense of calm and balance. All experience levels are welcome.

The class is geared for anyone who finds their mind racing in a thousand different directions at once, or is unable to focus and concentrate on matters at hand. Come and get present with us.

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Professional Responsibility Changes

The Illinois Supreme Court has amended the Illinois rule regarding the professional responsibility minimum continuing legal education requirement, Rule 794(d).  The Rule will still require Illinois lawyers to complete 6 hours of professional responsibility CLE every reporting period, but, effective July 1, 2017, of those 5 hours, one hour must be devoted to diversity and inclusion, and one hour must be devoted to mental health and substance abuse.

You can read the Court’s press release here and the revised Rule here.

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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.