Member Assistance Committee
The Arizona Lawyer Assistance Program offers help to attorneys, law students, and judges who experience biological, psychological, or social challenges that result from stress, substance abuse, mental health problems, or age-related issues which may affect their ability to practice in a competent and professional manner.
Services from the Member Assistance Program of the State Bar of Arizona vary with an individual's needs or a particular case. Services can range from providing information to referral to programs or community services. Assistance is available 24 hours per day and up to 3 free counseling sessions can be scheduled.
The Member Assistance Committee (MAC) is an action-oriented committee for those lawyers interested in assisting others who may be experiencing a variety of life challenges. MAC is the backbone of the Member Assistance Program. The primary requirement for being a MAC Member is a desire to share your experience, strength, hope, and insight with others. MAC member functions include: providing peer support to members, law students and judges; speaking at other bar organizations about the MAP program and the issues related to it; providing educational outreach to law schools and others.
A Peer Support system changes lives in a positive way, and in many cases has saved lawyers' careers, and perhaps their lives.
Additional information about member assistance programs is available here.
To learn more about the work of the Member Assistance Committee, review their Wrap-Up Report for the past Committee Year by clicking here.
For more information contact:
Member Assistance Program - 602.340.7334