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Lawyers Assistance

The Lawyers' Assistance Program, Inc. (LAP), was created by The Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association to provide assistance to any Illinois judge, attorney or law student whose professional performance is impaired because of addiction or mental illness.

In this way, LAP not only helps to save the lives and practices of impaired attorneys, it also contributes to the protection of the public, the continued improvement in the integrity and reputation of the legal profession, and, because assistance to an impaired lawyer often prevents future ethical violations, the reduction of disciplinary actions against impaired attorneys.  For more information on the program, visit LAP's website.