When I needed help, ILAP was there for me.
ILAP's weekly and confidential AA meetings are held Thursdays at noon.
of lawyers have experienced mild or higher levels of anxiety
of lawyers screened at a level consistent with problem drinkers
of lawyers reported experiencing mild or higher levels of depression
of lawyers reported struggling with some level of stress
Iowa Lawyers Assistance Program
ACCEPTING HELP IS AN ACT OF COURAGE
Your call is confidential and our services are free
- ILAP Program Participant
If you are in need of help or are concerned that an attorney, judge, or law student has an issue that might be interfering with their personal or professional lives, there is confidential help.
The research is clear: lawyers experience depression and substance use disorders at a rate significantly higher than the general population. Over the course of their careers, lawyers face challenges in their personal and professional lives that can impact their mental health and well-being. Yet experience has shown that lawyers tend to be more reluctant than others to seek help for their own problems. Seeking and accepting help is an act of courage.
The practice of law is meaningful and rewarding, but at times it can also be stressful and overwhelming. When lawyers don’t care for their mental well-being, we can’t do our best for our clients and we can’t be the person we want to be for our community and family.
The purpose of ILAP is to provide immediate and continuing help to lawyers, judges and law students who suffer from addictions and other types of mental health disorders. Reach out to us today.
Whatever a legal professional or concerned person shares with ILAP is strictly confidential. ILAP has no reporting relationship with any other organization, individual or group. We do not and will not disclose the names or any other identifying information of our clients to anyone.