Lawyers Assistance

The IndyBar Lawyers Assistance Program

The Lawyers Assistance Program provides information, assistance and support for attorneys, and to those who are aware of attorneys who are struggling with possible substance abuse, mental health issues, gambling addictions and temporary disabilities. For more information or assistance, please contact Julie Armstrong, IndyBar Executive Director at (317) 269-2000 or jarmstrong@indybar.org. All communications are confidential under Indiana Professional Conduct Rule 31.

HEAL is Here to Help
Do you know a member of the legal community who could simply use support or encouragement during a personal or professional crisis? Click here to learn more about HEAL (Helping Enrich Attorneys' Lives).

Additional Resources
For additional assistance, try the following resources:

Anxiety & Chemical Dependency: Symptoms & Characteristics (courtesy of the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program)

www.niaaa.nih.gov - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

www.aa.org - Alcoholics Anonymous

www.na.org - Narcotics Anonymous

www.in.gov/judiciary/ijlap - Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP)

www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

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News Feed
  • October 12, 2015
    Man charged after shooting outside federal courthouse

    A man who is accused of firing a handgun in front of the Birch Bayh Federal Courthouse in Indianapolis has been charged with firearm and drug offenses.  

  • October 12, 2015
    Indiana lawyers says they're not bound to report child abuse

    Some child welfare officials say there could be dangerous fallout from an Indiana State Bar Association committee's opinion that lawyers aren't bound by a state law requiring anyone who suspects child abuse to immediately report it.

  • October 12, 2015
    Billboard company suing city over digital sign ban

    A local billboard firm is suing the city of Indianapolis, claiming a recent Supreme Court of the United States decision makes the city's sign ordinance unconstitutional.

  • October 12, 2015
    Study: Juvenile Life Sentences on the Decline

    Fewer juveniles are being sentenced to life in prison without parole, according to a new study by a public interest law firm that is advocating for an end to the practice altogether. The study was released with an eye toward the U.S. Supreme Court's consideration on Tuesday of a case that involves such sentences, Montgomery v. Louisiana.

  • October 12, 2015
    Record pace for US law firm combinations continues

    Law firm mergers show no signs of abating. That’s the takeaway from a report from legal consultant Altman Weil Inc., which tracks the number of combinations -- both large and small – among firms.