Covid 19 Resources

KYLAP Update on COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of
caution, the Kentucky Bar Center will be closed indefinitely. This is an ongoing situation and the KBA leadership will be assessing the situation daily.  Information on the status of the Bar Center will be available on the KBA website at www.kybar.org.

KYLAP services are still available to the extent possible.  To resolve your issue or to speak with someone, please call the KYLAP office on our
direct line (no operator required) at 502-226-9373. This telephone is
answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through our
answering service.  We will receive messages with only a short delay.
You may also call me directly on my cell phone at 859-221-0806.

If this is a true emergency, please call 911 immediately, or go to
your nearest emergency room.  You may also call the Suicide Prevention
Help Line at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). Veterans select Option 1. You can also text the helpline at 741741.

Mental Health and other Disorder Resources for the Legal Profession During Covid-19

GENERAL HEALTH INFORMATION:

ANXIETY

For free confidential, 24/7 support for anxiety, text “HOME” to the Crisis Text Line which is 741741
 https://www.crisistextline.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_oirlKyf6AIVjIbACh2H7AzdEAAYASAAEgJhyfD_BwE 

Science-based strategies for coping with Covid anxiety
 https://theconversation.com/7-science-based-strategies-to-cope-with-coronavirus-anxiety-133207

ABA CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE

Free YouTube video series about working remotely, SBA loans and other topics affecting legal practice during Covid-19
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvtFMPoLYr-L4FcpFql7gpA/videos

FindLaw offers free Covid-19 information and resources for legal professionals
https://practice.findlaw.com/covid-19-resources-for-legal-professionals-.html

Prioritizing in a pandemic for law firms (free videos from the NC Bar Association
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv6V2NxTAow

COVID-19 AND THE COURTS

https://kycourts.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

Free YouTube video series about working remotely, SBA loans and other topics affecting legal practice during Covid-19
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvtFMPoLYr-L4FcpFql7gpA/videos

FindLaw offers free Covid-19 information and resources for legal professionals
https://practice.findlaw.com/covid-19-resources-for-legal-professionals-.html

Prioritizing in a pandemic for law firms (free videos from the NC Bar Association)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv6V2NxTAow

COVID-19 AND CLE

Supreme Court order gives attorneys more time to
complete continuing legal education for 2019-2020 educational year

https://www.kybar.org/view.aspxmessageId=1ce7c238787b45d88352edc9de0781e3

CAREER CONCERNS

What Attorneys Should Do to Protect their Career if (1) You Are Worried About a Recession, (2) This is a Recession, or (3) a Major Slowdown in Work at Your Firm (or in Your Practice Area
https://www.bcgsearch.com/article/900050489/What-to-Do-if-there-is-No-Work-in-Your-Practice-Area-or-Work-in-Your-Practice-Area-Slows-Down/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Here are tips for working remotely from Fast Company
https://www.fastcompany.com/90475330/8-strategies-to-set-up-remote-work-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak

RESOURCES FOR LAW STUDENTS

American Bar Association’s Before the Bar: Coronavirus information and resources for law students
https://abaforlawstudents.com/2020/03/19/coronavirus-resources-and-information-for-law-students/

Your Law School Went Online. Now What 
https://abaforlawstudents.com/2020/03/11/coronavirus-your-law-school-went-online-now-what/

How to Plan for Take Home Exams 
https://abaforlawstudents.com/2020/03/30/how-to-plan-for-take-home-exams

Mental Health Toolkit for Law Students and Those Who Care for Them
https://abaforlawstudents.com/events/initiatives-and-awards/mental-health-resources/

PANIC

SOCIAL DISTANCING 

What Attorneys Should Do to Protect their Career if (1) You Are Worried About a Recession, (2) This is a Recession, or (3) a Major Slowdown in Work at Your Firm (or in Your Practice Area
https://www.bcgsearch.com/article/900050489/What-to-Do-if-there-is-No-Work-in-Your-Practice-Area-or-Work-in-Your-Practice-Area-Slows-Down/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Here are tips for working remotely from Fast Company
https://www.fastcompany.com/90475330/8-strategies-to-set-up-remote-work-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak

STAYING MENTALLY HEALTHY

Mindfulness in Law Society Mindful Evenings
https://mindfulnessinlawsociety.com/mindful-evenings/

Challenges for mental health and coping mechanisms during COVID-19 outlined by the CDC at
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html

Great tips for staying mentally healthy
 https://www.changedirection.org/staying-mentally-healthy-during-covid-19/

Find tips for managing our mental health in troubling times
 https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/

National Association for the Mentally Ill Online Support Groups
https://namimainlinepa.org/online-and-telephone-support-groups/?fbclid=IwAR0QZnWSDebKDTYZM6I1nhPA0G7xZKrJi3AJ-YK-NiZlGkQhRFksAoo1DiA 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
https://www.dbsalliance.org/…/chapte…/online-support-groups/

STRESS

ANXIETY

For free confidential, 24/7 support for anxiety, text “HOME” to the Crisis Text Line which is 741741
  https://www.crisistextline.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_oirlKyf6AIVjIbACh2H7AzdEAAYASAAEgJhyfD_BwE

Science-based strategies for coping with Covid anxiety 
https://theconversation.com/7-science-based-strategies-to-cope-with-coronavirus-anxiety-133207

ABA CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE

Free YouTube video series about working remotely, SBA loans and other topics affecting legal practice during Covid-19
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvtFMPoLYr-L4FcpFql7gpA/videos

FindLaw offers free Covid-19 information and resources for legal professionals
https://practice.findlaw.com/covid-19-resources-for-legal-professionals-.html

Prioritizing in a pandemic for law firms (free videos from the NC Bar Association)
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv6V2NxTAow

COVID-19 AND THE COURTS

https://kycourts.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

COVID-19 AND CLE

Supreme Court order gives attorneys more time to
complete continuing legal education for 2019-2020 educational year

https://www.kybar.org/view.aspxmessageId=1ce7c238787b45d88352edc9de0781e3

CAREER CONCERNS

What Attorneys Should Do to Protect their Career if (1) You Are Worried About a Recession, (2) This is a Recession, or (3) a Major Slowdown in Work at Your Firm (or in Your Practice Area) 
https://www.bcgsearch.com/article/900050489/What-to-Do-if-there-is-No-Work-in-Your-Practice-Area-or-Work-in-Your-Practice-Area-Slows-Down/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Here are tips for working remotely from Fast Company 
https://www.fastcompany.com/90475330/8-strategies-to-set-up-remote-work-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak

RESOURCES FOR LAW STUDENTS

American Bar Association’s Before the Bar: Coronavirus information and resources for law students
https://abaforlawstudents.com/2020/03/19/coronavirus-resources-and-information-for-law-students/

Your Law School Went Online. Now What
https://abaforlawstudents.com/2020/03/11/coronavirus-your-law-school-went-online-now-what/

How to Plan for Take Home Exams
https://abaforlawstudents.com/2020/03/30/how-to-plan-for-take-home-exams/

Mental Health Toolkit for Law Students and Those Who Care for Them
https://abaforlawstudents.com/events/initiatives-and-awards/mental-health-resources/

PANIC

SOCIAL DISTANCING 

What Attorneys Should Do to Protect their Career if (1) You Are Worried About a Recession, (2) This is a Recession, or (3) a Major Slowdown in Work at Your Firm (or in Your Practice Area) 
https://www.bcgsearch.com/article/900050489/What-to-Do-if-there-is-No-Work-in-Your-Practice-Area-or-Work-in-Your-Practice-Area-Slows-Down/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Here are tips for working remotely from Fast Company
https://www.fastcompany.com/90475330/8-strategies-to-set-up-remote-work-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak

STAYING MENTALLY HEALTHY

Mindfulness in Law Society Mindful Evenings
https://mindfulnessinlawsociety.com/mindful-evenings/

Challenges for mental health and coping mechanisms during COVID-19 outlined by the CDC at
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html

Great tips for staying mentally healthy
 https://www.changedirection.org/staying-mentally-healthy-during-covid-19/

Find tips for managing our mental health in troubling times
 https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/

National Association for the Mentally Ill Online Support Groups:
https://namimainlinepa.org/online-and-telephone-support-groups/?fbclid=IwAR0QZnWSDebKDTYZM6I1nhPA0G7xZKrJi3AJ-YK-NiZlGkQhRFksAoo1DiA 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
https://www.dbsalliance.org/…/chapte…/online-support-groups/

Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program

Kentucky Supreme Court Rules 3.900 through 3.995 establish and implement the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP).  KYLAP is a broad-brush program involving assistance for impairment that may result from addiction to intoxication or drugs, chemical dependency, substance abuse, mental disease, mental disorder or defect, psychological or emotional illness that impairs, or may foreseeably impair, a person’s ability to practice law or serve on the bench. Services are available for law students, lawyers and judges.

The mission and purpose of KYLAP is to address impairment or potential impairment issues within the Kentucky legal community and to offer confidential assistance to those who are affected in a manner that serves to help insure a continuing high standard of professional competence.


Strict confidentiality is assured by SCR 3.990.  

Contact us 24 hours a day at (502) 226-9373 to get help for any Kentucky lawyer in need.

 

Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 3.990, all communication with KYLAP is confidential.

 

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