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If you have a personal history of recovery, you can act as a peer mentor to a judge, lawyer or law student currently dealing with mental health disorders and/or addiction. Your experience is invaluable and showing someone that they are not alone may be the first step they need to start their journey toward recovery. If you have at least 2 years of sobriety and actively work a program of recovery we would love to talk with you about volunteering to help serve your fellow lawyer in need.

Community Involvements

The Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program is always in need of volunteers for:

  • Conventions and State Bar meetings
  • Educational outreach
  • Fundraising efforts
  • Support groups
  • Wellness groups


In Need of Financial Assistance for Mental Health or Substance Use Treatment?

The KYLAP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to provide financial assistance to lawyers for mental health treatment, including medications and addiction treatment, in the form of forgivable loans.

All donations are used to provide assistance to Kentucky Lawyers.

If you are in need of financial assistance for mental health or substance use treatment or medication please call the KYLAP office at (502) 226-9373 or email Ashley Cooper at

For more information on the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program Foundation, Inc., please contact KYLAP Director Yvette Hourigan at (859) 221-0806 or at

Asking for help for substance abuse or mental health problem is difficult – but KYLAP helps make it easier. When I turned to KYLAP for assistance, they immediately sprang into action and offered their experience and support. The KYLAP Foundation loan program helped alleviate the burden of paying for my treatment which, in turn, allowed me to focus on getting better. I am forever grateful for the assistance of KYLAP.”

Anonymous lawyer

KYLAP Foundation By-Laws


Foundation Board Members

Asa “Pete” Gullett

Winter Huff

Yvette Hourigan

District Representatives
Catherine Fuller
Sen. Robin Webb

KYLAP Commission Members

Volunteer Representatives
Cathy Jackson
Richard Bonenfant

Members at Large
Daniel Albers
John Williams


The KYLAP Foundation needs your support to enhance the services we can provide to lawyers in need.

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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The KYLAP Foundation needs your support to enhance the services we can provide to lawyers in need.

P. O. Box 1437 | Frankfort, KY

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