Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program

Helping Kentucky Lawyers Cope With:

  • Substance Abuse/Dependence
  • Depression
  • Work Related Stress
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Eating Disorders

Contact us at (502) 564-3795 to get help for any Kentucky lawyer in need. All communication with KYLAP is confidential.

Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP)

KYLAP is a program of the Kentucky Bar Association that offers help to members of the Kentucky legal community who are struggling with mental health issues, such as depression, alcohol and drug abuse, stress, compulsive gambling or any other condition that may adversely impact the individual's personal or professional life.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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Please Participate! 2014 Lawyer Assistance Programs Research Project

The American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation are pleased to announce their collaboration on a groundbreaking research project to survey the current rates of substance use, depression and anxiety among legal professionals in the United States. The Kentucky Bar Association is participating in this research study. We encourage all members to participate even if you have not experienced any difficulties with substance use, depression or anxiety.

The anonymous, confidential survey is designed to capture current, reliable and credible data on these issues, data which will impart numerous benefits to virtually all sectors of the legal profession. The deadline for participation is February 6, 2015.

Click here to complete the survey to participate in the study.

All responses will be anonymous and go directly to the Butler Center for Research which maintains the confidentiality of all data. No identifying information will be asked and all data will be de-identified including IP addresses.

Any questions should be directed to Dr. Audrey Klein, Principal Investigator. Dr. Klein can be reached at:

Audrey A. Klein, Ph.D.
Butler Center for Research
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
P O Box 11 (BC 4)
Center City, MN 55012-0011
(651) 213-4106


Open Recovery Meetings during KBA Convention June 18-19
All meetings are open to law students, lawyers and judges who are already involved in 12-step recovery programs. Click here for more info.

Note: KYLAP is a service offered to bar members and law students. Services provided are not available to the general public. KYLAP is not a lawyer referral service. For help in finding a lawyer referral service please contact the Kentucky Bar Association at (502) 564-3795, or view the lawyer locator on the KBA website: All calls to KYLAP are strictly confidential. SCR 3.990

Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program
P. O. Box 1437
Frankfort, KY 40602
(502) 564-3795
Fax (866) 364-7254
Director's Cell (859) 221-0806

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