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.
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
The KYLAP Foundation
The KYLAP Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit Kentucky Corporation created and approved pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 3.910(8) to promote the mission of the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP). KYLAP’s mission is to assist Kentucky’s lawyers, law students and judges who suffer from impairments including drug, alcohol, or other addictions, depression, and other mental health disorders. The Foundation helps Kentucky’s lawyers, law students and judges seek medical and professional treatment for impairment issues when no other financial resources for treatment exist.
The Foundation is premised on the same principle as the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program — Lawyers Helping Lawyers. Your tax-deductible contribution provides direct help for suffering lawyers through the extension of (forgivable) loans for treatment (paid directly to the medical providers). All money given by lawyers goes directly to the treatment of lawyers.
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.”
KYLAP Foundation By-Laws
Foundation Board Members
Asa “Pete” Gullett
Sen. Robin Webb
KYLAP Commission Members
William “Bill” Garmer
Members at Large
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.
P. O. Box 1437 | Frankfort, KY
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