The Bar News

Lawyers’ Assistance Program Opens Kane/DuPage County Office

In response to the growing need for Lawyers’ Assistance Program (LAP) services in the collar counties and beyond, the non-profit organization has opened an office in Kane County.

People seeking assistance can schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Diana Uchiyama, a licensed psychologist and lawyer.

LAP is an organization that helps Illinois lawyers, judges, law students, and their families concerned about alcohol abuse, drug dependency, or stress-related issues like anxiety, burnout, depression, and many others. Services include individual and group therapy, assessments, education, peer support, and intervention.

LAP was founded in 1980 by a group of lawyers concerned about colleagues impaired by alcohol abuse and addiction. Initially, the program depended on funding from bar associations, law firms, and individual donors, but in 2002, it began to receive stable funding when the Illinois Supreme Court increased attorney registration fees and designated a portion of every fee to support LAP.

For more information, visit the LAP website or contact the organization at 312-726-6607 or gethelp@illinoislap.org.

Posted on October 3, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

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