Law Schools

Outreach and Education

LAP at Your Law School

LAP presents at Illinois law schools throughout the year. Presentations can be tailored to either law students or school staff and cover a variety of topics and formats.

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On-campus LAP Office Hours

Making its free and confidential services easily available to law students is one of LAP’s top priorities.  That’s why LAP is running a pilot program offering on-campus LAP office hours.  A trained LAP representative will be available on-campus on a monthly basis at a predetermine day, time and location.  Students are free to stop by and speak with the LAP representative about anything.  As with all of LAP’s services, all participants in this program can be assured that everything will be free and confidential.  If you are interested in taking part in this pilot program please contact Robin Belleau at rbelleau@illinoisLAP.org

Law Student Orientation

Orientation is a great opportunity to acquaint LAP as a free and confidential resource for law students.  LAP regularly speaks at law school orientations throughout Illinois, familiarizing students with its range of free and confidential services.  In this introduction, LAP aims to normalize the fact that stress is normal and that its ok to ask for support.  LAP orientation presentations can range from 10 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the school’s needs.  For more information on how to invite LAP to speak at your law school orientation contact Robin Belleau at rbelleau@illinoisLAP.org

Ethics and Professionalism

LAP presents in the context of law school ethics and professionalism courses because addiction and mental health issues are overwhelmingly involved in many of Illinois Ethics and Professionalism complaints against attorneys.  LAP aims to help law students keep from becoming unhappy and unprofessional lawyers later on in their careers.  For more information on how to invite LAP to speak at your law school’s Ethics and Professionalism class contact Robin Belleau at rbelleau@illinoisLAP.org

Law School Staff Training

Whether the concern is depression, anxiety, burnout, alcoholism or substance abuse, early identification by a law school staff or administrator can save a student’s career, and even her life.  Law school professors, deans, and student services staff are in a great position for identifying students in need because see students regularly and in close proximity.  LAP trains law school staff and administrators to detect the warning signs of a law student in trouble.  During a Law School Staff and Administrators training LAP conducts an interactive skills building presentation that teaches participants how to identify a variety of mental health and addiction or substance abuse issues and what to do.  For more information on how to invite LAP to train your law school staff and administrators contact Robin Belleau at rbelleau@illinoisLAP.org

Wellness Fairs


Wellness fairs are a great way to remind students of LAP’s free and confidential services.  LAP’s physical presence in a law school is tangible evidence of the school leadership’s support for law student well-being.  When tabling, LAP provides a range of materials tailored to student needs as well and goodies such as fruit, candy, LAP bags, pens, screen wipes, stress balls, and more.  For more information on how to invite LAP to your school’s next wellness fair contact Robin Belleau at rbelleau@illinoisLAP.org

Lunchtime Presentations

Lunchtime presentations are an effective and efficient way to meet student’s subject specific interests while spreading the word about LAP’s free and confidential services.  LAP offers a variety of interactive student tailored wellbeing presentations focusing on topics such as burnout prevention and improving decision making under stress.  LAP lunchtime presentations usually run just under an hour, and can be catered by LAP upon request.  For more information on how to invite LAP to do a lunchtime presentation are your law school contact Robin Belleau at rbelleau@illinoisLAP.org