HISTORY OF jlap?
It is estimated that 40% of Arkansas’ attorneys and judges suffer from addiction or mental illness. The Arkansas Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, JLAP, created by the Arkansas Supreme Court in 2000, provides behavioral health and substance abuse services to Arkansas judges, lawyers, their family members, and law students. JLAP can help address problems before they jeopardize a lawyer’s practice, a judge’s career, or a law student’s health. We understand that addiction and behavioral problems reach far beyond the workplace; thus we strive to provide assistance before and ethical violations, malpractice claims, disciplinary actions arise or family and personal relations are put at risk.