August 2008 (Summer) - Premier Issue
TLAP - "A Way Out" - Cover Story in July issue of Tennessee Bar Association Journal - Copies can be ordered from Tennessee Bar Association
Dealing with Stress
National Judges' Helpline
The ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs announce a Judicial Assistance Initiative, with Peer to Peer programs and a National Judges' Assistance Helpline toll free at 1-800-219-6474. Click here to read more.
ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section -
Substance abuse remains a problem at law schools
A New York Law Journal article reports that 10 years after U.S. law schools received a startling white paper on alcohol and drug abuse among students and faculty, there is no firm evidence of improved sobriety.
Statistical demographics and outcome study of chemically dependent attorneys
This article by Timothy J. Sweeney, J.D., CCJAP outlines information from a study of 75 clinical case files of chemically dependent attorneys, judges and law school graduates treated at a Tampa, Fla., treatment facility.
This article by Don Jones & Ann Foster presents a basic introduction to the dynamics of substance abuse, depression, and stress, and offers some guidelines for getting help for you or for a client or colleague whose life or career is affected by such difficulties. In addition, it includes a brief discussion of the impact these problems can have on a persons ability to acquire, and keep, a license to practice law.
lawyers share their stories in Washington
Lawyer magazine, telling how they have
successfully managed serious, occasionally baffling,
Annual Report: Tennesse Lawyers Assistance Program
Reports below provided in PDF format. For more information on PDF files, and to download the Adobe PDF Reader, click here.
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 33
rule establishes theTennessee Lawyers Assistance