Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program
Confidentiality is guaranteed. Illinois Supreme Court Rule 1.6. cloaks in confidentiality all information received by LAP including website activity and information collected within website data and usage.
Lawyers’ Assistance and Court Intermediary Programs
 Information about the fitness or conduct of a law student, lawyer or judge may be received by a lawyer while participating in an approved lawyers’ assistance program. Protecting the confidentiality of such information encourages law students, lawyers and judges to seek assistance through such programs. Without such protection, law students, lawyers and judges may hesitate to seek assistance, to the detriment of clients and the public. Similarly, lawyers participating in an approved intermediary program established by a circuit court to resolve nondisciplinary issues among lawyers and judges may receive information about the fitness or conduct of a lawyer or judge. Paragraph (d) therefore provides that any information received by a lawyer participating in an approved lawyers’ assistance program or an approved circuit court intermediary program will be protected as confidential client information for purposes of the Rules.
Please contact LAP with any questions: 312-726-6607, [email protected].