National Helpline for Judges Helping Judges
Judges who need assistance because of alcoholism, substance abuse, addiction or mental health issues may reach other judges, who are in recovery or who have gone through treatment, by calling a helpline sponsored by the American Bar Association.
Judges who have volunteered to be a personal resource to other judges throughout the US and Canada are uniquely positioned to share their experiences, strengths and hope. Both judges in need of help and those interested in serving as a peer-to-peer volunteer should call 800-219-6474 during business hours Central time.
All information is confidential and protected by statute.
Local Crisis Lines
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Isolation in the Judicial Career
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
American Foundation of Suicide Prevention
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH):
American Association of Suicidology
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
Sex and Love Addiction Recovery
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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