Feeling overly stressed?
Want to talk to someone but worried about what must be disclosed on the bar
The NC Lawyer Assistance
Program is a completely confidential, free program of the NC State Bar
that provides assistance to judges, lawyers and law students dealing with
mental health issues like anxiety, depression, drug or alcohol problems, or any
of life’s stressors that may negatively impact one’s ability to effectively
practice law. A unique feature of NC LAP is its network of volunteer lawyers
and judges across the state who have recovered from these issues and are
willing to provide peer support and mentoring to law students.
LAP volunteers will be here
on campus to meet and talk with students from 11 am - 1 pm. They are here to discuss whatever you want and need to
discuss. They will also share information about NC LAP, navigating the stress
of law school and law practice, how LAP’s mentoring and peer support program
work, and answer questions about character and fitness or the bar application.
If the door is open, feel free to drop-in. However, students are strongly
encouraged to schedule a time to meet in advance.
You may be pleasantly
surprised to discover you are not alone, and the stresses you are feeling are
totally normal. The catch is finding healthy ways to deal with them now, early
on, so you can enjoy a fruitful legal career.