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Here are some helpful links from the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association and other helpful organizations.


American Bar Association


Florida Bar

 

Florida Bar Young Lawyer's Division

 

Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. (FLA)

  • Website: https://www.fla-lap.org
  • Toll-free phone number: (800) 282-8981
  • Confidential Judicial hotline: (888) 972-4040
  • Conversations with FLA are free and confidential
  • Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. (FLA) offers help to judges, attorneys, and law students troubled by alcohol and drug abuse problems, compulsive gambling, stress, depression, other types of addictive disorders, and similar conditions which may impair these individuals' ability to practice in a competent and professional manner.
  • Sponsors weekly support meetings around the state where attorneys help each other deal with the problems and stresses of practicing law while maintaining their recovery from substance abuse or psychological impairments.
  • FLA works with law firms to talk about the services they offer.
  • Lawyers - FLA helps lawyers find solutions for dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues and provides resources for incorporating a healthier lifestyle. Get access to professionals and support groups that are familiar with the challenges faced by lawyers experiencing these issues.
  • Judges - judges occupy a unique and powerful force within the legal profession. They see lawyers in action and can quickly identify an attorney who may be impaired. Judges are also among the few who are positioned to help other judges who may be challenged by substance use and mental health disorders. As with lawyers, FLA provides support and resources for judges in crisis.
  • Law students - FLA works with from every Florida law school to develop programming and raise awareness about alcoholism and drug abuse, mental health issues, and wellness. Crisis counseling, referrals, and peer assistance are available, as well as education related to character and fitness requirements.
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