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Member Assistance Program - A free, confidential service

The Member Assistance Program, also called "MAP", offers a peer support network of volunteer lawyers who have been trained to offer support to lawyers, judges and law students or their immediate families, who experience issues in their personal or professional life. Why allow things to continue unresolved? Help is available.

You are not alone.  Recent studies show that lawyers suffer from substance use disorder, addiction, depression and anxiety at a rate higher than the average population, and at a rate higher than many other professionals.  

Our Peer Support Network of volunteers is here to help.  You may call anyone on the list, or you may call us to be matched with someone.  All calls to MAP and to MAP's volunteers are confidential under Supreme Court rule.

If you have questions, or want to be matched with a peer volunteer, call us at 602.340.7334.  

We are all in some way challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Bar Member Assistance Program is here to help with our free coaching sessions! Collaborate with us and your colleagues, learn some new skills, share your thoughts about what’s worked for you, and ask questions about coping strategies for these difficult times in a judgment-free environment. 

This session will be facilitated by State Bar members Kolette Butler, JD, PsyD and retired Court of Appeals Judge Donn Kessler.

These free coaching sessions are not intended as therapy and are not confidential. They do not qualify as CLE.

 

Studying for the bar exam?

If you are studying for the July bar exam, here are some resources you may find helpful.

Tips for "surviving" staying-at-home

Are you facing a new challenge now that you are remotely working from home?  Instead of being gone from home for a while every day, we are staying home.  While we (hopefully) enjoy being with family, being with them all the time can be daunting.  Here are some tips for making it through these stay-at-home days and weeks.

How to Not Completely Hate the People You're Quarantined With, from Wired.

How to Work From Home Without Losing Your Mind, from Wired.

Practice 2.0 Guide to Working Remotely

Lawyer Well-Being & Mindfulness Resources

Be sure to check out our new Lawyer Wellness and Well-Being pages.

We know this is a rough time.  Here are some resources that may help. And don't forget, our peer support network of volunteers is here for you!

Here's a new offering on how to slow or manage your COVID-19 anxiety.

Looking for online meetings?

AA Online Meeting Directory:  http://aa-intergroup.org/directory.php

AA – Online - http://12stepforums.net/alcoholics_anonymous_online_meeting.html

AA COVID-19 Informational Page: AA link- https://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/en_updatesoncoronavirus.pdf

Al-Anon – Online - http://12stepforums.net/alanon_family_group_online_meeting.html

IDAA - https://www.idaa.org/

In The Rooms: An Online Addiction Recovery Community
AA, NA, Dual Diagnosis, SAA (sex addiction), CPA(chronic pain): www.intherooms.com

NA Online Meetings “Addicts helping Addicts Recover”:  http://na-recovery.org/

NA – Online - http://12stepforums.net/narcotics_anonymous_online_meeting.html

NA COVID-19 Informational Page: NA link-         https://www.na.org/admin/include/spaw2/uploads/pdf/Coronavirus_web_message_12Mar.pdf

Recovery Dharma: “Healing from Addiction with Buddhist Practice”, daily meetings via computer, smartphone or dail-in:  http://recoverydharma.online/

Smart Recovery::  https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/

WEconnect and Unity Recovery are partnering together to offer 4 daily all recovery meetings to anyone in the world.  Meetings will follow an open format and are available to anyone in or seeking recovery. 7 days a week:  9am ; 12pm;  3pm;  9pm ; All times are EDT.
Join by navigating to:   https://unityrecovery.zoom.us/j/2656499375

Trying to avoid cabin fever?

Thanks to our friends at the Delaware Lawyer Assistance Program for sharing these ideas.