is an expanded,
benefit for members
The WSBA is expanding its Law- yers Assistance Program (LAP) statewide to reach lawyers needing help for issues related to mental
health and addiction concerns, career
management, family, caregiving, daily
living, health and well-being, and more.
WSBA Connects is being offered as a
service to members on a voluntary, confidential basis.
WSBA LAP will continue to provide
confidential and professional personal
consultation, assessment, and refer-
ral services to its members. Through
WSBA Connects, in partnership with
Wellspring EAP, statewide access to
support is now available whenever you
are experiencing emotional or behav-
ioral concerns that may be affecting
your practice or the quality of your life.
The following is a sampling of issues
for which consultation, assessment,
and referral can be provided:
Child Care Issues
Elder Care Issues
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Through LAP, WSBA also provides
a statewide cohort of peer advisors to
support lawyers coping with a broad
array of issues ranging from addic-
tion and mental health to practice
management. All peer advisors re-
ceive regular training on a variety
of topics such as listening skills and
establishing a supportive connec-
tion. While they are not intended to
be “therapists,” many peer advisors
have counseling experience and all
have practical experience as practic-
• Available for all WSBA members
across the state.
counseling sessions free of charge
for any WSBA member per issue.
masters-level clinicians via a toll-free number.
• Customized web access to over
5,000 articles, tip sheets, interactive self-assessments, audio files,
video library, live and on-demand
webinars, and much more.
Since 1987, WSBA has provided a
Lawyers Assistance Program promoting the health and well-being of members through a variety of confidential
support services ranging from web-based educational materials on self-care topics, to individual and group
counseling services for mental health
and addiction concerns, to job search
and career management services.
These services, available to all
members of the Bar, are benefits that
can create a positive impact on your
personal well-being as well as your
practice. For more information about
the Lawyers Assistance Program and
WSBA Connects, please visit www.
wsba.org/connects or call toll-free