The American Bar Association’s Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP) is our link to lawyer assistance programs around the country and in Canada. Through CoLAP, these programs share information, access model rules and policies, and communicate their experience with other programs. CoLAP is instrumental when states start new lawyer assistance programs and it is a continuing resource for those with programs that have existed for many years.
Each year CoLAP holds an annual conference – four days of programs and workshops that keep LAP directors and volunteers up to date on addiction and mental health, as well as good practices for assistance programs. Last October, the annual conference was held in Nashville.
Tony Pacione, LAP’s Clinical Director, is on the CoLAP advisory commission.
American Bar Association
Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654