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The ABA Commission of Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP) is committed to promoting both the physical and mental wellness of legal professionals.  The mission of CoLAP is to assures that every lawyer, judge, and law student have access to professional assistance as a result of alcoholism, substance abuse and addiction, and mental health issues.

Too often lawyers do not take the measures necessary to seek help until it is too late.  NAWL encourages its members to visit CoLAP's website,, for ready access to state lawyer assistance programs and additional resources.  Don't wait until it is too late!